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Roasted Harissa Green Beans

Roasted Harissa Green Beans

Roasted green beans with harissa are a crispy and delicious side dish with a touch of heat.  These harissa crusted green beans are the perfect complement to a simple roasted chicken or addition to your favorite veggie packed Buddha Bowl!

Plus, these roasted harissa green beans are gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegan, keto friendly, and Whole30 compatible!

Spicy Harissa roasted green beans on a white serving platter

Roasted Green Beans with Harissa Sauce

Harissa is an African chili-based paste made with chili peppers, bell peppers, and a few spices.  It is definitely a bit spicy, but an excellent way to add flavor to roasted green beans.

If you like spicy foods, you have to try this harissa green green bean recipe!  The simple 3-ingredient harissa lemon sauce adds a spicy kick to the roasted green beans while not being overpowering.

Not a fan of spicy foods? Make these green beans with our homemade mild harissa paste.

green beans in a metal colander with harissa, lemon and avocado oil

First, arrange the washed green beans on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast in the oven for 10 minutes.

washed green beans on a parchment lined baking sheet

While the green beans are roasting, mix together harissa paste, avocado oil and lemon juice to make the harissa sauce.

whisking together the harissa sauce in a white bowl

Remove the roasted green beans from the oven, and top with the harissa sauce.

pour harissa sauce over green beans on a parchment lined baking sheet

Ensure all green beans are coated with the harissa sauce and roast for 10 more minutes.

coat roasted green beans with harissa sauce

Transfer crispy roasted harissa green beans to a serving dish and enjoy!

roasted harissa green beans on a parchment lined baking sheet

Why this green bean recipe is a healthy choice:

Easy Roasted Green Bean Side-Dish

It takes less than a minute to whip up the lemon harissa sauce that adds a delicious, spicy kick to these roasted green beans.

Tips & Tricks for Spicy Roasted Green Beans with Harissa

  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup
  • Make sure you taste your harissa it before you cook with it!  Harissa is supposed to be spicy.  However, the level of spiciness varies widely and you may need to increase or decrease the amount of harissa depending on personal taste.  I like to use Trader Joe’s Harissa Paste
  • Regular green beans can be used in place of french style haricot verts.  However, you will likely need to increase the roasting time
  • Do not use frozen green beans in place of fresh for this recipe.  Frozen green beans will be too soggy, even after roasting.  Have you ever wondered if frozen veggies are as healthy as fresh?  Check out this post comparing vitamin content in fresh and frozen veggies!

Roasted Green Beans with Harissa Recipe

whole 30 compatible harissa green beans

Roasted Harissa Green Beans

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Roasted Harissa Green Beans are a flavorful veggie side with a spicy kick! Plus, these roasted green beans are vegan, gluten-free, Whole30 compatible, keto friendly, dairy-free and contain no added sugar!


  • 1 lb fresh green beans, washed
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil, or other neutral tasting healthy oil
  • 1 tbsp harissa paste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Spread washed green beans on parchment lined baking sheet and roast in oven for 10 minutes
  3. Whisk together avocado oil, harissa paste, and lemon juice
  4. Coat roasted green beens in harissa sauce and return baking sheet to oven
  5. Roast harissa coated beans for an additional 10 minutes
  6. Serve while hot and enjoy!


I prefer long and thin French style green beans (haricot verts) for this recipe. If you use traditional American green beans, you may have to increase roasting time by 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information provided and calculated by Nutritionix

Other Quick & Delicious Paleo and Whole30 Roasted Veggie Recipes:

Whole30 sage pistachio brussels sprouts recipe
Lemon tahini roasted cauliflower

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Megan Stevens

Monday 18th of November 2019

This is such an exciting side dish!! LOVE the idea of having this change (*spice*) things up for Thanksgiving. I can see some of the eaters really appreciating this option!

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Monday 21st of October 2019

I’ve not heard of Harrissa but I’m definitely getting some ASAP! I’m seriously always thankful for a veggie, or any food that matter, that all family member like and green beans is one of them! This sauce mixtures seems like it would be good on a lot of other vegetables too!

Stacey Crawford

Monday 21st of October 2019

I'm so excited to try this. I have a jar of harissa in the fridge right now & I love the flavor.

Hope Pearce

Sunday 20th of October 2019

Love how simple this is yet so full of flavour! I have never used harissa paste before - only ground harissa powder - I am going to go on the hunt for some harissa paste asap!

Anne Lawton

Saturday 19th of October 2019

I love these green beans, they are so full of flavor and we love the spice!


Saturday 19th of October 2019

Anne - I am so glad you enjoy these spicy harissa green beans! They are an *adult* favorite veg in our house... I am trying to find a less spicy harissa alternative for the littles still ;)

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