Roasted Garlic Green Beans are filled with fresh beans, ripe tomatoes and feta cheese, combined with a light garlic and lemon dressing!
Not only do I love this time of year because of the weather, but I also enjoy it because of all of the fresh produce that seems to pop up everywhere. I try to visit my local farmer’s market whenever I have the chance, as I love browsing through all of the fruits and veggies. From corn to strawberries and everything in between, I love it all.
Sometimes I come home with bags of goodies and every once in a while, I buy a little too much of something. My eyes are bigger than my stomach, so I’m left with produce that will eventually go to waste.
Since I already had a main dish prepared, I decided to whip up these Roasted Garlic Green Beans as an easy side. It’s a great way to use up those leftover farmer’s market veggies and takes just minutes to prepare. Plus, the hubster loves green beans, so I knew he’d go crazy over this salad.
These Roasted Garlic Green Beans are filled with fresh beans, ripe tomatoes and feta cheese, combined with a light garlic and lemon dressing. It’s flavorful, fresh, and the perfect side dish for just about any time.
This recipe can also be eaten hot or cold, so it works well for picnics in the park or as a dinner-time accompaniment.
If you’ve never roasted green beans before, then you’re missing out! It’s incredibly easy and gives this vegetable the perfect amount of flavor.
And because I’m a garlic addict, I not only roasted the green beans in garlic, but I also make a light dressing that covers these garlic green beans. So if you love garlic, then you need to to make this salad right now.
To make garlic green beans, simply trim about a pound of fresh green beans and toss them in some olive oil. Season them with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and roast on a baking tray for about 15 minutes.
While the green beans are roasting, let’s prepare the dressing. Combine some olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, and a dash of pepper. Once the green beans are ready, pour over the veggies and then top with fresh tomatoes and feta cheese.
One bite and your taste buds will be thanking you! These roasted green beans are crunchy, fresh, and full of flavor. The cherry tomatoes and feta cheese provide the perfect topping, while the dressing gives the salad a touch of spice.
Looking for more easy side dishes? I’ve got you covered!
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- Creamy Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese
- Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
- Parmesan Honey Roasted Carrots
Roasted Garlic Green Bean Salad
FOR THE SALAD:
- 1 pound fresh green beans trimmed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
FOR THE DRESSING:
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Dash of pepper
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
- 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Spread green beans on a large baking tray in an even layer. Drizzle olive oil over top and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Lightly toss to coat.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until tender, but still slightly crisp.
- As green beans are roasting, prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, and pepper.
- Pour over green beans and top with cherry tomatoes and feta. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Feta cheese means I’m there! Especially with green beans, one of my favorite veggies! And with that quiche is completely the most perfect meal!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Gayle, my eyes are always bigger than my stomach when I am grocery shopping. . and now I cannot ever go shopping when I’m hungry or right after I’ve worked out! I buy way too much! I love this green bean salad and the quiche!!! Quiche Lorraine is one of my faves!
Thanks, Alice! Yes, its NEVER a good idea to go grocery shopping when you’re hungry! 🙂
Kennedy Cole@KCole's Creative Corner says
You had me at “roasted” 😉 I like roasted anything and everything, especially when it involves garlic!
Thanks, Kennedy! This salad is so delicious with roasted beans!
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Cooking & Creating says
I love bean salads! This version looks nice and fresh for summertime meals!
Thanks, Kelly! It’s perfect for using up all of those fresh summer veggies!
Oooh, yes. I love anything made with green beans, which are definitely one of my favorite vegetables . . . though I don’t incorporate them into our dinners often enough!
Thanks, Meg! Sounds like this salad would be perfect for you!
Both salad and quiche look fabulous Gayle! Green beans and feta is a great combination!
This is my kind of meal! And your beans are a bowl full of summer! Love it!!
Olivia - Primavera Kitchen says
I love green salad especially in the summer! Yours looks fabulous 😉
Thank you, Olivia!
This is one beautiful, eye-popping side dish Gayle, and I love roasted garlic! That has to be the light concrete Erickson board right (with some black)? I just ordered one and cannot wait to get it. And this is the perfect side!
Thank you, Marcie! It’s actually a mix of the light concrete and steel. I think it just looks lighter in this picture, but it’s actually a bit dark in person! 🙂 I hope you LOVE your boards…I want to order them all! 🙂
Sam @ SugarSpunRun says
This salad sounds awesome and I bet it pairs so nicely with the quiche!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Adding roasted garlic to anything is a sure way to make it taste better. In fact, the only way I can get my husband to eat vegetables is to roast them in garlic.
Thanks, Dannii! I absolutely love garlic and can add it to pretty much anything! 🙂
Katalina @ Peas and Peonies says
Love the simplicity and the great flavor combo, I keep repeating myself, but I am so madly in love with feta cheese that I can have it 10 times a day, and feta with tomatoes is my fave combo.
Feta cheese is my favorite too, Katalina! Thanks for the kind words!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
The produce is so good right now that I can’t help buying too much some days too. This green bean salad looks gorgeous, Gayle! Love that you roasted it with all those yummy flavors! It sounds perfect with the quiche! Such a fantastic summer weeknight meal!
Thanks, Kelly! I’m just loving all of the fresh veggies this time of year!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
This looks awesome! I love garlic anything and this sounds divine!
Vineetha @ Mint and Mimosas says
This dish is so bright and colorful. Also the flavors must be just amazing. The tanginess of the feta, I imagine, just brightens up the whole dish!
The feta definitely makes this dish, Vineetha! Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by!
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
I love this fresh and delicious looking side dish! Fresh green beans are always for me!! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali says
this sounds delish! I always buy so much grocery, I guess it’s a food blogger thing lol!
Haha yes! Thanks, Manali!
Annie @ The Garlic Diaries says
Yum yum yum…roasted garlic. This salad looks awesome, Gayle!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Gayle – I love all of the fresh elements to this salad. We have some beans growing in our garden and they should be ready to pick within the next few weeks. I can’t wait to makes this salad.
Harriet Emily says
I’ve never roasted green beans before, and after seeing this recipe I definitely feel like I’ve been missing out! I have to try this – love the addition of garlic powder too, it always tastes amazing with green beans!
Thank you, Harriet! I can add garlic to pretty much anything! 🙂
Michele @ Two Raspberries says
rosted and garlic! two of my favorites together! this looks absolutely de-lish Gayle! 😉
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
This is such a simple and delicious option, Gayle. We grew green beans in our garden for the first time this year and they took off! I’ve been struggling to figure out easy ways to prepare them so that we’re not all tired of the same old steamed beans. Love this version!
Thanks, Blair! I would love to grow green beans! I bet they taste so fresh and delicious!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
This looks like the perfect accompaniment to the quiche! A great summer meal!
Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says
I love fresh sides like this! Such gorgeous colors! And garlic makes everything a million times better! Pinned!
Thanks so much, Mariah!
Emanuele @ guyslovecooking says
I agree that sometime going to the market is dangerous this time of year, too many great choices. But being food bloggers we never waste, there is always something to cook:)
Exactly, Emanuele! 🙂 Thanks!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods says
Perfect timing for this recipe – I have beans and tomatoes that I wanted to combine into something delicious! And, feta cheese is always in my fridge! Can’t wait to try it!
Thanks, Keri! Hope you love this salad if you try it!
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
Seriously that is the prettiest I’ve ever seen roasted green beans look – Wow!! And I love that they are in a beautiful salad that is perfect for a hot summer day 🙂
Thanks so much for the green bean love, Chelsea!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
I am loving the bright crisp green color of these beans! They sound so good paired with feta and tomatoes!
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
Roasted green beans are so good! I actually love just about any vegetable roasted. And garlic…..yes please! The more the better! This salad is so pretty and colorful! I’m sure it’s delicious too!
Thanks, Rachelle! And I totally agree…bring on the garlic!
Kelley @ Chef Savvy says
This sounds like a wonderful side dish Gayle! Have a lot of beans in the garden and now I have a recipe to use them in!
Linda @ Veganosity says
Yum, fresh green beans with tomatoes. This is one of my favorite ways to eat green beans Gayle. This is so colorful and simple, the perfect recipe.
Thank you, Linda!
Annie @Maebells says
Oh I just love a good green bean salad!! This looks just amazing!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I just love love love green beans! One of my favorite vegetables. This salad sounds delicious!
Savita @ ChefDeHome says
Gayle, this salad looks very delicious! Love the use of roasted garlic, loving it.
Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze says
Man oh man can I come to your house for dinner? The quiche and green bean salad all sound wonderful! I love a good dish of green beans!! I need to whip this up this weekend. Easy and yummy! Pinned! 🙂
Haha come on over! Thanks for the pin, Cyndi!
haha yup, my eyes are definitely bigger than my stomach with summer produce! I almost always overdo it on the fruit!
Love this green bean salad! I’ve been buying them like crazy lately!
Thanks, Ashley! Me too…I can’t get enough of fresh green beans!
Christina @ Bake with Christina says
That green bean salad looks so yummy, Gayle! And the quiche looks perfect with it!! 🙂
Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen says
I love fresh green beans in the Summer 🙂 One of my favorite veggies to eat every which way 🙂 This salad sounds so lovely, Gayle!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend and PINNING!
Thanks for the kind words and pin, Ceara! Happy weekend to you, too!
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
Soon enough I’m gonna have more beans from my veggie garden then I’ll know what to do with! I’m sure you can guess which recipe I’ll be turning to first. 😉 This salad seriously looks SO good, Gayle!
Thanks, Sarah! Hope you love this if you try it!
Megan - Beets Not Meats says
Fresh green beans are one of my favorite summer dishes! I just stopped at the farmer’s market last night and picked up a couple pounds of these, so it looks like this is what I’ll be making with them tonight 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
I hope you love this recipe if you try it, Megan! Thanks for stopping by!
Mnak Restaurant says
I love bean salads! This is great and nice and fresh for summer season.
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by!