Hi Lil’ Luna readers!! I could not be more excited to be here! My name is Lisa and I blog over at Wine & Glue all about the life of a wannabe baker, chef, seamstress, and crafter. I’m also a very real mom kept busy by my six year old, three year old, and five month old.
One thing that I’m not super awesome at is giving my family side dishes. My grandma, who was an immigrant from Italy and an amazing cook, was somehow able to put these multi course meals on the table each time we visited her, about once a month. Salads, veggies, a few different meats, and a heaping bowl of spaghetti! I, on the other hand, am a one pot wonder kinda girl. If I can throw all my meat, veggies, and pasta into one big pot and cook them up, I’m a happy lady.
But that usually means that we have the same things over . . . and over and over and over. Boring!
So I’m trying to get better at coming up with side dishes, yummy veggies that are taken up a level and given a great spot on our table. And that’s where these Toasted Coconut Green Beans came from!
I’m on a huge toasted coconut kick, and when you add that and a little garlic salt to these green beans, they become perfectly irresistible. I mean . . . I could eat an entire batch of these guys all by myself. They would be perfect for a weeknight meal, but cook up pretty enough that you could serve them around the holidays too!
- ½ pound green beans (give or take few ounces)
- ¼ to ½ tsp garlic salt (depending on how garlicy you like things)
- ¼ cup sweetened coconut flakes
- extra virgin olive oil cooking spray
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- After washing and trimming your beans (just snapping off the rough ends), put them on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle with garlic salt and give it a pretty serious spraying of cooking spray.
- Put it in the oven for 15 minutes. Pull them out, sprinkle with the coconut and put them back in the oven. Pull them back out after about four minutes and toss them lightly, then bake an additional about three minutes until the coconut is the desired level of toasted.
These Green Beans look soooo DELICIOUS!!
Thank you, Lisa!
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