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Roasted Balsamic Green Beans

Recipe adapted from Cook's Illustrated
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Dora Stone


  • 1.5 lb. Green beans, stems trimmed
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1/2 Onion red, sliced thick
  • 2 Garlic clove, sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp. Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Honey *
  • Salt kosher To Taste
  • Pepper black To Taste


  • Preheat oven to 450F. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Place green beans and red onions on baking sheet and toss with olive oil, salt, & pepper.
  • Roast in oven for 10min.
  • In the meantime in a small bowl whisk the balsamic vinegar, the honey, and the garlic slices. Set aside.
  • Remove beans from oven and pour the balsamic-honey mix over them. Toss with your tongs.
  • Continue roasting for 10-12 more minutes or until beans have begun to shrivel and brown.
  • Remove from oven and serve.


* If you are vegan you can substitute with agave nectar or maple syrup.
The beans will shrivel and wrinkle in the oven. They might not look as nice as blanched green beans, but they will taste great. These beans taste great cold with a balsamic honey dressing. Even the kids love this recipe!