Campfire Garlic Green Beans
Prep: 15 minutes
Many people prefer to keep the oven off during the hot summer months; even with air conditioning, it’s too hot and humid to heat up the kitchen. Keep cool by trying this recipe over a campfire, a backyard firepit or the outdoor grill when your garden starts producing green beans.
According to Angela Charlton, R.D.N., a Carilion Clinic registered dietitian and nutritionist, garlic contains potent phytonutrients that offer significant health benefits.
“The phytonutrients are actually formed on chopping or crushing, so to reap full benefit, let your prepared garlic sit 15 minutes before cooking,” she said.
Fresh green beans are a rich source of dietary fiber and folate. Recipes that prepare them with olive oil also contain monounsaturated fatty acids, which in moderation can be beneficial to your overall cholesterol profile.
This recipe can be made inside too; just preheat the oven to 400 degrees and roast in a baking pan for 10 to15 minutes.
1 lb. green beans
4 cloves garlic, crushed or thinly sliced
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
- Trim beans and toss with garlic on four sheets of aluminum foil.
- Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Wrap the foil sheets into packets and place on a rack a few inches over grill or coals.
- Roast for 10 minutes or until crisp-tender.