Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes

Experience fresh flavours with Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes – a delightful recipe showcasing fresh green beans and ripe tomatoes. Ready in just 30 minutes and requiring only 5 ingredients, this is a tasty roasted vegetable side dish any time of the year!


roasted green beans and tomatoes in a baking tray

Experience the delights of Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes, where simplicity meets fresh flavours in a dish that is not only delicious but also effortlessly easy to prepare.

This dynamic duo not only caters to your taste buds but also comes with the added perks of being carb-count-free, versatile enough to be enjoyed hot or cold, and ready in under 30 minutes. As an optional bonus, you can also dress your side in an easy balsamic dressing to elevate it even more.


Why you should try roast green beans and tomatoes

The simple balance of flavours from the the natural sweetness of the roasted tomatoes meets the earthy goodness of green beans making this a must-try. But here are a few other reasons if you need more convincing:

Nutritional Boost – Both vegetables are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fibre. This dynamic combination will not only contribute to your overall well-being but will also help you on your journey to eat more plants.

Versatility Unleashed – Explore the diverse ways you can add roasted green beans and tomatoes to your meals. From adding to your salads to hearty grain bowls, their adaptability makes them a great staple side dish.

Visual Appeal on Your Plate – Enhance the aesthetic appeal of your dishes with the vibrant colours of roasted green beans and tomatoes. This tasty side can turn your meals into a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

Perfect for Every Occasion – Whether you’re planning a family dinner or a gathering with friends, roasted green beans and tomatoes make for an ideal side dish. Their simplicity and crowd-pleasing flavours ensure they are a hit on any occasion.

roasted green beans and tomatoes in a tin with balsamic dressing

What you will need to make roasted green beans and tomatoes

Green Beans

  • A good source of essential vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.

Cherry tomatoes

  • Small, flavorful tomatoes that are rich in essential nutrients.
  • They are particularly rich in vitamin C and vitamin A.

For the Simple Balsamic dressing

Balsamic Vinegar

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper



Equipment

Baking Tray

Spatula

Whisk


How to make Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes

A simple and delicious recipe that can be ready in under 30 minutes, with minimal preparation, What’s not to love!

Start by Preheating the Oven – Preheat your oven to 220°C / 200°C fan

Then Prepare the Vegetables – Wash and trim the green beans. If you’re using larger beans, you may want to cut them in half for more even cooking.

uncooked green beans and cherry tomatoes

Place the green beans and tomatoes in a baking Tray. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.

The oil helps in caramelizing the vegetables during roasting.

Finally Roast in the Oven – Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and roast for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the green beans are tender and slightly crispy, and the tomatoes are softened and blistered.

Whilst the vegetables are cooking you can make the Simple Balsamic Dressing for Roasted Veggies:

  1. Combine Ingredients – In a small bowl, mix balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.
  2. Season: Season the dressing with salt and pepper to your liking. Adjust the quantities based on your taste preferences.
  3. Whisk Well: Whisk the ingredients well to ensure a homogeneous mixture.

Once the green beans and tomatoes are roasted, transfer them to a serving dish, and drizzle the simple balsamic dressing over the warm veggies. Toss the roasted veggies gently to coat them evenly with the dressing and serve


How to serve Roasted Green Beans

There are several appealing ways to present and serve roasted green beans and tomatoes. Here are a few serving suggestions to inspire you:

roasted green beans and tomatoes on salad leaves
  1. As a Salad
    • Combine with fresh salad greens, such as rocket, mixed leaves or spinach, for a vibrant and refreshing salad.
    • Here I added some marinated artichokes for a little extra burst of flavour
  2. As a Side Dish
    • Serve alongside your favorite protein such as grilled chicken, fish, or steak.
    • Pair with grains like quinoa, couscous, or rice for a wholesome and balanced meal.
  3. On Toast
    • Spread a layer of creamy goat cheese or ricotta on toasted bread and top with roasted green beans and tomatoes for a tasty snack or lunch
    • Sprinkle with fresh herbs like basil or parsley for added flavour.
  4. In Pasta Dishes
    • Mix into your favourite pasta, adding an extra drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
    • Or create a pasta salad by combining the roasted veggies with cooked pasta and a simple pesto dressing or marinated artichoke dressing
  5. In Grain Bowls
    • Incorporate into grain bowls with a base of quinoa, farro, or brown rice.
    • Add other veggies, proteins, and a flavorful sauce for a nourishing and customizable bowl.
  6. With Eggs
    • Serve as a topping for scrambled eggs or an omelette for a wholesome breakfast or brunch option.
    • Create a breakfast wrap by replacing the veggies in my HIGH PROTEIN VEGETARIAN TACOS with roasted green beans and tomatoes. Great if you have leftovers the next day!

Can I enjoy roasted green beans and tomatoes as a cold dish?

Yes you can. This dish is so versatile and tastes great served either hot or cold.

Chilled roasted green beans and tomatoes offer a different texture and a burst of cool, refreshing flavours, making them an excellent option for warm weather or whenever you crave a crisp and vibrant dish.

This also makes them perfect for picnics, a meal prep addition for the week or as a make-ahead dish for gatherings. simply:

  1. Roast and Cool:
    • Roast the green beans and tomatoes as you normally would, allowing them to achieve a flavorful caramelization.
    • Once roasted, let them cool to room temperature.
  2. Refrigerate:
    • Transfer the roasted green beans and tomatoes to a sealed container and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours or overnight.

How to store


To store the roasted vegetables properly and maintain their flavour and texture, follow these guidelines:

  1. Refrigeration:
    • Allow the roasted green beans and tomatoes to cool to room temperature before refrigerating.
    • Place them in an airtight container. If you have a large batch, you can divide them into smaller portions.
    • Seal the container tightly to prevent air from entering, which helps maintain freshness.
  2. Use Within a Few Days:
    • Roasted vegetables are best when consumed within 3-4 days of preparation. While they are safe to eat beyond this timeframe, their texture and flavour may diminish.
  3. Separate from Dressing:
    • If you’ve added any optional dressings, such as a balsamic dressing, store it separately from the roasted vegetables. Drizzle the dressing over the vegetables just before serving to maintain their crispiness.

Diabetes Note

This carb count-free side dish is an excellent choice for individuals managing diabetes, offering flavorful roasted green beans and tomatoes without compromising on taste or dietary restrictions.

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Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes

Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes

Recipe by Michelle

Easy Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes. 5 ingredients, 30 minutes for a quick, tasty veggie side dish for any occasion

Course: Sides, SaladsCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Very Easy
5.0 from 2 votes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

0

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Ingredients

  • 400 g 400 green beans

  • 300 g 300 cherry tomatoes

  • For the balsamic dressing
  • 4 tbsp 4 balsamic vinegar

  • 4 tbsp 4 extra virgin olive oil

  • salt & pepper

Directions

  • Start by Preheating the Oven – Preheat your oven to 220°C / 200°C fan
  • Then Prepare the Vegetables – Wash and trim the green beans. If you’re using larger beans, you may want to cut them in half for more even cooking.
  • Place the green beans and tomatoes in a baking Tray. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Roast in the Oven – Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and roast for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the green beans are tender and slightly crispy, and the tomatoes are softened and blistered.
  • For the Balsamic Dressing
  • In a small bowl, mix the balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Season the dressing with salt and pepper to your liking. Adjust the quantities based on your taste preferences.
    Whisk the ingredients well to ensure a homogeneous mixture.
  • Bring It All Together
  • Finally, once the green beans and tomatoes are roasted, transfer them to a serving dish, and drizzle the simple balsamic dressing over the warm veggies.
    Toss the roasted veggies gently to coat them evenly with the dressing and serve

Equipment

Tips and Notes

  • Diabetes Note – This carb count-free side dish is an excellent choice for individuals managing diabetes, offering flavorful roasted green beans and tomatoes without compromising on taste or dietary restrictions.
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