Oven-Roasted Green Beans and Sweet Potato (serves 4)
Every time I eat sweet potato in whatever guise I feel rather saintly because they are supposed to be so good for you – even if it’s sweet potato fries! I have eaten them roasted with other veg. several times especially in the Fall with lots of root veg. This time I combined diced sweet potato with green beans, red onions and garlic. I placed all the ingredients in a Ziploc bag and added olive oil and salt and pepper and gave the bag a good shake so veg. were covered with oil, then I left them in the bag at room temperature for an hour before cooking. After half an hour in the oven you have a vegetable dish that could accompany any meat or would make a stand alone vegetarian dish. Also taste good cold.
1 large sweet potato (about 3/4 pound) – peeled and diced
3/4 pound green beans – topped and tailed
4 oz red onion – chopped but not too finely
2 large cloves garlic – minced
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Place all ingredients in a Ziploc bag and shake. Let sit for an hour at room temperature.
Roast in oven for 1/2 hour.