Easy Roasted Balsamic Green Beans



Today has been one busy day…go, go, go. It doesn’t look like I will get a breather until Sunday, so I am going to have to charge up on lots of Green Monsters until then.

I headed out for a quick run on my lunch break today…and boy did I regret waiting that long when I got out there! It was hot and sunny…not a cloud in that sky! My objective today was to play it by ear and see how I felt. If I was too hot, I would come home…if I felt good, I would keep going. I find when you workout outdoors in the summer is it always good to remain flexible!

The run:

  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Time: 34:01
  • Avg pace: 8:29 min/mile


Mile Splits:

  • Mile 1: 8:59
  • Mile 2: 8:26
  • Mile 3: 8:22
  • Mile 4: 8:07


I was so happy with this run, but boy did I want to get home and shower. Coldish showers after a super hot run are one of my favourite things.

Easy Roasted Balsamic Green Beans


Adapted from Sarah’s Cucina Bella.


  • 2-3 cups fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 tsp cold-pressed sunflower oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1-2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Directions: Preheat oven to 400F. Wash and trim green beans. Place on a baking sheet. Drizzle oil on beans and mix with hands. Next drizzle the vinegar, sea salt, and pepper and mix well with hands. Bake for about 25 minutes until slightly brown ends appear.

Before going into the oven…


After about 25 mins:


The Apple Cider Vinegar I used:


I had the balsamic green beans with couscous and homemade authentic Italian tomato sauce!!!!!




Eric was given this sauce in addition to the bounty of veggies from his coworker’s in laws. Apparently they have an entire room full of bottled tomato sauce! LOL. I love it. I really love it. I think I might have to move there.


All that is in it is tomatoes, onions, sea salt, herbs, and olive oil. It tastes so authentic…because it is!

I am thinking about asking them for the recipe, but I think it’s one of those things where if they told me they would have to kill me. lol.

These balsamic green beans rocked my socks!!!!


I can’t believe I have never cooked them like this before.


Crunchy with a hint of salt and vinegar chips! ;)

Tonight, I have about 1 hour’s worth of shipping to do, cleaning, and hopefully read Eat Pray Love! I still have not had a chance to read in almost a week now. Very sad. Last night I was up til midnight replying to emails, but tonight I vow to have some reading time. I miss that book! And our discussions. =)

See you tomorrow morning for my newest quick and easy power snack recipe!

Enjoy your evening!

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Kendel @ Eating Abroad July 28, 2010

These co-worker’s in-laws sound like surrogate parents and any parent would be happy to pass on a family recipe; so I encourage you to ask!


jenna July 28, 2010

i love fresh green beans…. i bet these were great roasted with balsamic!! sweet!


Lauren July 28, 2010

The green beans look delicious! Once it cools off I will have to make these (my apartment gets way too hot with the oven in the summer).


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman July 28, 2010

I usually douse my green beans in vinegar so I’m sure I’d love these. I usually like mine still pretty crispy, but everything tastes good roasted so I’ll give them a try!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 28, 2010

I’ve just started experimenting with roasting my veggies and I love the flavours that roasting brings out!! I don’t know if I can ever go back to steaming them again!


Camille July 28, 2010

That is a great and speedy run you have there!


rachel July 28, 2010

wonderful, now i know what i can do with my green beans :D thanks! <3


Marathon Bound Gal aka Grace July 28, 2010

Hmmmmmm, roasted green beans, never heard of such a recipe but will have to try it some time! Yummy!


Kaitlin With Honey August 1, 2010

I made these today and blogged about them (and, of course, credited you)! Just wanted to let you know. They were amazing!


Stephanie August 16, 2012

I don’t normally like green beans, but love them now!


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