Edit (3/18/12): Ok, this recipe has been pinned about a million times (I exaggerate, but it's a lot), yet no one has left me any comments. If you've tried it, let me know how they turned out! I'd love to hear from you.
Source: Persnickety Plates original
Serves: 2-4 as a side dish
1 lb of fresh green beans, trimmed (& I snapped the long ones in half)
4 t. of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 t. sea salt
1 t. freshly ground black pepper
1 t., or so, of lemon juice
1 Tb of minced garlic
Preheat the oven to 425 and place a foil covered sheet tray into the oven to get hot.
Place all ingredients into a large bowl & toss to coat.
Let the ingredients marinate for awhile - I did about 20 mins but I'm sure the longer the better.
Remove the hot pan (carefully) and add the green beans, spreading to a single layer.
Bake at 425 for 8-12 minutes, until crisp tender. Mr. Williams is not crazy about crunchy green beans, so I left mine a little longer.