1 pound fresh whole green beans
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon onion salt (or to taste)
1 teaspoon fresh herbs like lemon thyme or summer savory (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Trim the ends of green beans, rinse, pat dry and arrange in a single layer on a large cookie sheet with sides (I use a jelly roll pan). Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle all over with the onion salt. Toss to coat. Sprinkle herbs over all and roast in the pre-heated (this is important—I’ve tried it at a lower temperature oven before and the result was not the same) oven for 12-15 minutes or until a little bit of carmelization starts to appear. This is a quick an easy accompaniment to all kinds of meals. Most recently we had it with these ribs for Father’s Day and it was wonderful.