It is time to bring on the cranberries!! I don’t know about you but the side dishes are really my favorite part of my Holiday table. They are also my favorite left over…and these green beans are among my MOST Favorite.
As I have mentioned before, the only veggie I would eat growing up was green beans. My family was not one of those that you had to finish everything on your plate before you left the table, but if green beans were on my plate I would finish those for sure (I would also finish my potatoes, but now I know they weren’t veggies). For the most part we ate green beans either from the can for from my MeeMaw’s garden that she had canned herself and every once in a while we would eat some fresh green beans but it was pretty rare. As I have grown-up I have fallen in love with fresh green beans…and this recipe is a perfect example of why fresh green beans are just so, so good.
I have made green beans all different ways but one of my most favorite is roasted, but I also love this super simple recipe.
Over the holidays I found myself using tons of dried cranberries in a lot of my baking and then it hit me…why not pair them with a veggie for a side dish. They are a sweet little bit of goodness that are a healthier option and the color is so vibrant they would look beautiful in a dish on any table. My first idea was to pair these little jewels with broccoli but then green beans hit me…why not roast the green beans and then plump up the dried cranberries with a few other fun ingredients and then toss together with the roasted green beans to make a delicious and very pretty side dish.
Cranberry Green Beans
A beautiful green bean side dish that is delicious and super easy to pull together, and it tastes AMAZING with a perfect balance of sweet and savory in each bite