Roasted Green Beans with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Fresh green beans are roasted then served with a smooth garlic sauce for an upscale twist on veggies and dip.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Aioli

1
medium head garlic
1
teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon coarse sea salt
2/3
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

Green Beans

2
bags (12 oz each) fresh whole green beans
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Cut crosswise slice from top of garlic head, removing tops of cloves (discard top). Place garlic head on 7-inch square sheet of foil. Drizzle 1 teaspoon oil over cut cloves; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt; wrap foil around garlic.
  • 2 Roast garlic 35 to 40 minutes or until garlic is soft and golden brown. Cool 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  • 3 Squeeze roasted cloves from skins. Place each clove in garlic press; press garlic into small bowl. Add mayonnaise and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; mix thoroughly. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 4 Place green beans in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan. Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil over beans; toss lightly to coat. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt.
  • 5 Roast beans 12 to 15 minutes, stirring halfway through roasting time, until lightly browned. Transfer beans to serving platter. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Serve beans hot or cold with aioli and small tongs.

Expert Tips

A garlic press acts as a mini ricer and is perfect for obtaining a smooth texture from the roasted cloves.

Make the Roasted Garlic Aioli in advance to allow the flavors to blend.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.