I find beans somewhat difficult to chew. They have never been a massive staple in my diet for the aforementioned reason. In fact – when I
used to work at the Organic Grocery Store, I remember frequently cringing at the amount of times people would sneakily tuck into the green beans- raw, relishing each and every crunchy morsel.
I would stare aghast (not at the blatant stealing…I was well over the intricacies of public behavior and knew that there were much bigger fish to fry than a few stray green beans consumed hastily under covert mouths) at peoples ability to actually sink their teeth into what I deemed to be a profoundly raw and unpalatable vegetable.
Yes – my Mum’s ability to synthesize her vegetables into one glorious mushy texture clearly damaged my ability to appreciate the finer side of raw vegetables.
Hence- beans in my diet- are often relegated to one off purchases- when they are in season and going for a few dollars a bag – rather than $20 a kilo…which I have noted on several occasions at some stores!
Given my innate desire to gravitate towards shiny ‘reduced’ price tags – I found myself, on my last shopping expedition- armed with 4 large bags of green beans. Why? God knows…I had never managed to make these dam vegetables palatable.
So- knowing how much I love roasted veggies- I decided to preheat the oven and get these guys baked. 😉
- 500g (or more) of Beans
- 1 tbs Macadamia Oil or melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp of Sesame Oil
- 1 tbs of grated ginger fresh or organic jarred
- Pinch of Celtic Salt
- Good lug of Vinegar of choice (I used red wine but you can use any vinegar you have on hand)
- One large ziplock bag.
- Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius
- Top and tail your beans and place them in a ziplock bag
- Add all your ingredients to the bag- seal- and shake! (Kind of like shake and bake potatoes only with 100% transparency about the ingredients you are using..nothing like a bit of MSG at night to blunt your taste-buds and tell you to eat more)
- Once beans are covered with the mixture, empty them onto a lined baking tray and pop them in the oven.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until you give them a little taste test and have decided they are the perfect texture for you!
Note: Try this flavour combo out on anything you feel like throwing in the oven…broccoli and cauliflower would be awesome…as would a ginger Kale chip of sorts too!