Roasted green beans with sticky garlic and Parmesan crumb

40 minutes


Green beans

  • olive oil
  • 300g of green beans
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • salt
  • pepper

Parmesan breadcrumbs

  • 20g of Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 lemon zest
  • black pepper
  • 15g of Parmesan, grated


Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
Slice off the top of the garlic bulb, drizzle with a little olive oil and wrap up in tin foil. Place in the oven and roast until soft (about 25– 30 minutes)
Toss the green beans with 1 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper and place on a roasting tray. Roast in the oven for 15–20 minutes, giving the beans a shake half way through to get an even cook
Whilst the beans are roasting, make a quick crumb. Lightly toast the breadcrumbs in a hot, dry frying pan until golden
Leave to cool a little then stir in the parmesan, lemon zest and black pepper
Once the garlic is soft and caramelised, squeeze out the cloves into a bowl and mix with 1 tsp olive oil. Toss the beans through the garlic paste then transfer to a serving platter
Sprinkle with the crumb and serve warm