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Vegan Roasted Green Beans

Vegan Roasted Green Beans | Well and Full | #vegan #thanksgiving #recipe

These Vegan Roasted Green Beans are the perfect Thanksgiving or holiday side dish!

Today is the second recipe in my #WellandFullThanksgiving series! Vegan roasted green beans are one of my favorite holiday dishes. I always make these for my family’s Thanksgiving or Christmas parties, because they’re super simple but SO delicious! I’ll always be a fan of salads and raw vegetables, but I really do think that roasting is the best way to extract flavor from veggies. These green beans are baked in the oven with garlic, lemon juice, and salt and pepper – such a great flavor combination.

Over the past couple of days I’ve been reflecting on the change of the seasons, and what I’m hoping to accomplish in 2019 (yes, I’m already thinking about New Year’s!). I remember last year, I was so ready for 2018. I kept saying to myself, “This is FINALLY going to be my year!!”. Well, 2018 wasn’t as bad as 2017, but it was still a pretty challenging year! (To sum it up, my boyfriend faced a really difficult issue and it was extremely hard to see him go through that. Then, I was diagnosed with a rare bone disease after months of trips to various doctors, and had to get surgery. And then I found out that my dog had been injured while she was being watched by someone else, and only survived by the grace of God. What a year!!)

In 2019, I’m hoping to focus on three things – my blog, my family (Jon + Ivy), and myself. I’ve been putting a lot of effort into my blog (especially on Instagram) and it’s been very rewarding to see positive results. It’s also important to me to be more present with Jon and Ivy, and to really enjoy and savor the time I get to spend with them. And finally, it’s my goal to simultaneously work towards self-improvement, but also to be kind to myself and accept myself for where I am in life. I’ve always had a hard time accepting myself, but I’m ready to take some steps to be more forgiving and patient when it comes to my life.

So cheers to the upcoming holiday season, and to looking forward to the new year! Hugs!

Vegan Roasted Green Beans | Well and Full | #vegan #thanksgiving #recipe

Vegan Roasted Green Beans

These vegan roasted green beans are the perfect Thanksgiving or holiday side dish! Made with garlic and lemon, these green beans are full of flavor!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 Lb Green Beans washed and trimmed
  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2-3 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Juice from 1/4 a Lemon
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt or more to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Chopped Parsley for serving


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Toss your washed, trimmed, and dried green beans with the minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss until evenly coated.
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake green beans in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until browned and slightly crispy on the edges.
  • Serve with chopped parsley, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

Vegan Roasted Green Beans | Well and Full | #vegan #thanksgiving #recipe


If you make these vegan roasted green beans and post them on Instagram, be sure to tag me @wellandfull and #wellandfull so I can see! I love seeing your takes on my recipes :)


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    November 6, 2018 at 7:01 am

    So first, the recipe: it looks really gorgeous and I would never think to mix green beans with parsley. You live and learn :D

    Second thing, considering your 2019 resolutions: I think it is a very important thing to say that you want to focus on yourself, not in a selfish way, but in a positive, healthy and mindful way. I guess we could all benefit from that attitude and I hope that you will find the balance that you’re looking for. :)

    • Reply
      November 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Katya! :)

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