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whole 30 compatible harissa green beans

Roasted Harissa Green Beans {Whole30, Paleo}

Roasted green beans with harissa are a crispy and delicious with a kick of spice.  These harissa crusted green beans are an easy weeknight side dish, and are the perfect complement to a simple roasted chicken.  Or add them 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 recipe

Roasted Green Beans with Harissa Sauce

Have you ever cooked with harissa?  It is an African chili-based paste made with chili peppers, bell peppers, and a few spices.  So it is naturally a bit spicy!

If you like spicy, 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.

ingredients for roasted harissa green beans

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.

making the harissa sauce

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

pour harissa sauce over roasted green beans

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!

harissa roasted green beans ready to enjoy

Why this green bean recipe is a healthy choice:

keto friendly harissa green beans recipe

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

Roasted 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!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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!

Notes

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: 109 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 64mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 4g Protein: 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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14 Comments

  1. 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!

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

  3. 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!

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

    • 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 😉

  5. Harissa is such a great spice blend, and I don’t use it enough. I can’t wait to make this side dish!

  6. I somehow never cooked with harissa before and it needs to change immediately. These green beans look amazing.

  7. Never tried harissa before – this sound like a good recipe to start with!

  8. So delicious and easy to make! I love the spices and texture!

  9. Such a simple way to add tons of flavor. I loved it!

  10. What a delicious way to spice up green beans!

  11. Love making green beans and the harissa paste really elevated these simple yet delicious beans! Will make again!

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