Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans are simple and utterly delicious! Toss fresh green beans in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, mustard, extra virgin olive oil, Sriracha sauce, black pepper and sea salt then roast to create a slightly sweet and spicy side dish for the holiday table.

Close up image roasted green beans

Since I bumped Christmas Cookie Week until next week (due to the internet being on the fritz during our little ice storm whose remnants are still hanging out), I thought it might be fun and timely to share some recipes that would be good to bring to a holiday get-together, potluck or even your family’s own Christmas Dinner.

So. Green beans.

Green beans have always been one of my favorite vegetables, and I am always looking for new ways to cook them, especially since Winston and I can easily devour an entire batch of them in an evening. (True story.)

This recipe came from drizzling some homemade salad dressing atop some green beans a few years ago in an attempt to get finish off the dressing and give the beans an added savory quality. I’ve tinkered with that original idea ever since, adding a few different products in the hopes to change it up a bit. Not because the original wasn’t good, but because I sometimes just like to eat something different with some unique flavors. And, in the last batch of tinkers, I added the zing that seals the deal.

Green beans and mixture of sauce in a bowl

These green beans are simple and easy to make, requiring little-to-no hands-on time, and then you just pop them in the oven, bake until the beans are crisp tender, then enjoy.

Overhead view of green bean in dish next to bottles of ingredients

Here’s how you can make your own:

Close up image roasted green beans
Yield: 4 servings

Roasted Green Beans

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Roasted Green Beans are simple and utterly delicious! Toss fresh green beans in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, mustard, extra virgin olive oil, Sriracha sauce, black pepper and sea salt then roast to create a slightly sweet and spicy side dish for the holiday table.


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, (I used 'Alaea Red Hawaiian Sea Salt [Coarse])


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Chop stems off green beans and set aside in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, Sriracha, black pepper in a smaller bowl, mixing until incorporated.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients on top of the green beans.
  5. Using a pair of tongs, make sure each green bean is coated in the mixture.
  6. Pour the green beans onto a lined baking sheet (or a baking dish.)
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, then pull out of the oven.
  8. Top the green beans with your coarse sea salt, then enjoy!

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    1. Green beans really ARE delightful, and I love that you generally do a simple garlic saute with them. I’m gonna have to try that next time because I love me some garlic.

  1. We made these for dinner last night and they were super tasty! Very flavorful without being too spicy :). We struggle to find low-calories ways to punch up our veggies – these will be a new staple!

    1. Mary, so glad these turned out tasty for y’all and that they’re going to become a staple for veggies in the future! I love making stuff that’s crazy flavorful without being incredibly spicy, so I’m happy it fit the bill for you, too!

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