These Apple Cider Roasted Green Beans are the perfect side dish for any lunch or dinner. The apple cider adds a subtle sweetness to the green beans, while the lemon zest adds a refreshing citrus flavor. The combination creates a delicious and vibrant dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses.
We all adore the many delectable ways to prepare green beans—from salads and stir-fries to casseroles and soups—there are countless options. My objective was also to experiment with various spices and seasonings to improve the flavor of green beans and make them even more appealing.
I made this amazing garlicky—apple cider-based dressing that gets tossed over the beans just before roasting. Let...me....tell....you! It's so tangy and garlicky. It's flat-out delicious!
Recipe Ingredients and Details
- Green beans—Remove the long stem at the ends, wash, and dry them.
- Apple cider vinegar—This ingredient is going to add so much tang and flavor to the dish.
- Garlic—Because we are garlic people over here! No really, this recipe uses 3 garlic cloves, which can feel like a lot, but it totally works.
- Lemon zest—The zest is going to add a nice bright touch to balance out the pungent garlic. Save the lemon juice for another recipe.
- Oregano—Adds earthiness and is the herb of choice since it goes so well with garlic and more importantly, this herb doesn't compete against the apple cider vinegar flavor.
- Mustard—Given that we are already adding something as tart as apple cider vinegar, I know you're probably worried that this ingredient won't work well. Trust the process; it does in fact somewhat lessen the suppressiveness. It's flawless.
- Pure maple syrup—This sweet ingredient will also help to cut the sharpness of the vinegar.
- Olive oil—is going to help cook the green beans while they roast in the oven.
How to Prep Your Green Beans
- Start by washing the green beans thoroughly under cold water to remove any dirt or debris.
- Next, trim off the ends of the beans using a sharp knife or kitchen shears.
- If desired, you can also remove any tough strings that run along the sides of the beans by gently pulling them off.
- Dry them with a cloth or paper towel and place them aside.
Apple Cider Dressing Details
This apple cider dressing is pretty straight-forward; add the vingear, mustard, pure maple syrup, garlic, oregano, olive oil, lemon zest, salt and pepper to a small mixing bowl. Whisk until well-incorprated.
Give it a taste. If it taste nice, sweet yet pungent, you've made it perfectly!
There should be about ¼ cup of dressing left in the bowl after tossing the green beans. Save it. You can still use it! Just before serving, I like to drizzle the remaining dressing directly over the cooked roasted green beans.
How to Serve
Serve these Apple Cider Roasted Green Beans with an extra drizzle of the leftover dressing. Garnish with fresh chopped parley or a dusting of earthy oregano.
These green beans definitely deserve their own platter on the dinner tables. Serve with tong for easy grabbing.
How to Store
The nicest thing about these roasted green beans is how they make wonderful leftovers.
Any leftovers should first be kept in a container with a lid. For optimal crispness and freshness, don't let them sit in the refrigerator for more than three days.
To use up the roasted green beans, slice them into 1-inch pieces and toss with chopped tomatoes, a tiny bit of diced red onion, and a small drizzle of olive oil (not too much, since the beans already have dressing). Add a little bit of salt and pepper and you have yourself a wonder green bean salad to enjoy for work or school.
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Apple Cider Roasted Chicken and Potatoes. This fall supper recipe features roasted chicken and potatoes with an apple cider-based rub, infused with spices like paprika, garlic, and oregano.
Cider Roasted Green Beans with Garlic
- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 lemon, zest and juice
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
- While the oven is heating, wash the green beans thoroughly, remove dirt and debris, trim the end with a sharp knife, and remove the tough string. Dry and place aside.
- In a mixing bowl, add the apple cider vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, maple syrup, mustard, garlic, dried oregano, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Use a whick to combine the ingredients.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the green beans, dressing, and toss until the dressing is coated onto the green beans.
- Place the dressed green beans on a baking sheet with tongs to avoid pouring the extra dressing onto the pan.
- Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes depending on the desired crunch. The less time baked, the crunchier it will be.
- Transfer the roasted green beans onto a large serving plate. Garnish with earthy oregano or fresh chopped parsley.