Side dish arsenal? Yes! It’s my collection of fast, effortless side dishes–things that can be thrown together quickly so when my main dish requires a little more work, I can make a side that’s pretty much hands-off. They’re also a little bit lower in calories, so they pair perfectly with heavier entrees. I’ve shared a lot of these recipes here already–Barbecue Zucchini Fries, Roasted Broccoli, and Roasted Cauliflower & Kalamata Olives are a few of my favorites. I make sides like this all the time–I used to rely on frozen veggies in such cases, but I’ve been working on building a collection of go-to recipes that take only a few more minutes than those frozen vegetables, but taste a million gazillion (actual number!) times better.
This recipe really couldn’t be much easier–the most time-consuming part is trimming the green beans. (And trust me, if you’ve never had roasted green beans before, the 5 minutes of trimming and cutting is well-worth the effort.) Once you’ve cut the beans and mushrooms, you throw them onto a baking sheet with the walnuts, spray them with cooking spray, and 15 minutes later, you have a fresh, delicious (not to mention healthy!) side dish that your whole family will love.
A quick, healthy side dish made with fresh green beans, mushrooms, and walnuts. A little drizzle of truffle oil makes it even better!
- 8 oz. green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
- 8 oz. cremini or button mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
- 1/4 c. chopped walnuts
- olive oil cooking spray or mister
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp. truffle oil (you can omit this if you don't have it on hand)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Toss green beans, mushrooms, and walnuts together on a rimmed baking sheet. Spray with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Roast in oven for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and stir in truffle oil, if using.