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Baked Green Beans with Cranberries and Walnuts

Baked Green Beans with Cranberries and Walnuts

Green beans are the perfect accompaniment to any roast or bbq meats. The craisins and walnuts are so festive and apart from tasting great, will really brighten up your Christmas table.

IngredientsBrought to you by Essential Kids'

  • 1kg green beans, washed and ends trimmed (I buy the prepared bags to save time)
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup untoasted walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (craisins)

Method

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the beans on the tray. Toss together with the garlic, olive oil, sea salt, pepper and sugar. Bake for around 20 minutes until the edges of the beans begin to caramelise. In the last 5 minutes, add the walnuts so they get a little toasted.

Remove from the oven and add the zest, juice and cranberries. Toss together and serve warm or at room temperature.

Tips

When I'm doing beans for a crowd, I don't like to fuss with enormous pots of boiling water. An easy and delicious way to make lots of beans at once is to bake them. They become slightly caramelised and their flavour concentrates, making them sweet and super delicious.

Kristy is a mother of three who loves feeding her family wholesome, nutritious and above all delicious food. She has her own food blog called The Life She Made where she posts family style recipes and talks about life as a stay at home mother.

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