This easy side dish adds color to the meal, and you can roast it at the last minute while you finish setting the table.
Oven-Roasted Green Beans
(from Cooking Light magazine)
12 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
2 pounds green beans, trimmed
4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Place a jelly-roll pan in oven for 10 minutes.
Place beans in a large bowl. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat.
Arrange green bean mixture in a single layer on preheated baking sheet.
Bake at 425 degrees for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.