A Fresh Take on Summer Staples

Summer is winding down, and so may be your motivation to use the last of its wonderful produce.  Try these recipes for a unique spin on the usual suspects.  Meri Stonaker says the cauliflower fries are delicious.  Enjoy!

Oven Roasted Green Beans

1 1/2 pounds green beans

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Trim the ends of the green beans and add to a large bowl.  Toss with the extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper and spread out evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Roast, stirring once halfway through, until lightly caramelized and crisp tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

Cauliflower Fries

1 head of cauliflower cut into big bite sized pieces

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

¼ cup olive oil (or a little less)

Toss the cauliflower in all remaining ingredients.  Bake at 400 degrees for 60-70 minutes.  Enjoy!


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