Say hello to my favorite way to cook green beans! Say hello to your new favorite way to cook green beans. Perfect for summer nights, and those of us who love the flavor of roasted vegetables, but hate turning on the oven at this time of year.
I declare ‘charred’ the new ‘roasted’. Let’s see if this catches on, shall we? These charred green beans with cilantro-lime vinaigrette have quickly become one of my favorite vegetable side dishes (aside from this one, of course). Green beans are one of my go-to summer vegetables, as they so accessible and perfect at this time of year.
This dish can be prepared in less than 20 minutes, requires only a handful of ingredients, and can be served hot, at room temperature, or cold straight out of the fridge. Really, I promise. If you’re doing a summer potluck, cook-out, or going over to a friend’s house and offering to bring a dish, bring these green beans.
People will like you (just make sure these are the same kinds of people that like cilantro, because yeah, that might not go over so well).
The vinaigrette is very simple: freshly squeezed lime juice, olive oil, fresh cilantro, salt and pepper. It is nearly identical to the salad vinaigrette used for my guacamole greens salad (another favorite!), if you’re curious.