Lemony Green Beans with Toasted Garlic and Pine Nuts

My father shared a meme with me this week... (Note: I never thought I'd use that sentence ever but it makes me quite happy). You may have already seen it floating around the interwebs. But I share this because it seems like this might be the uniting core value of our family:

So for fair warning, this recipe calls for an entire head of garlic, which could be about 9-12 cloves of garlic. If you're suffering from the sniffles from the change of weather we've had so late this year in December, this recipe will be for you.

Green beans in a skillet with cheese and pine nuts
Lemony Green Beans with Roasted Garlic and Pine Nuts


  • 2lbs geen beans (or any color snap beans)

  • 1 head of garlic

  • 1/3 cup pine nuts

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 small lemon

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 oz crumbled goat chèvre