2tablespoonslemon juice(approximately 1/2 medium lemon)
1/4cupfreshly grated parmesan,or to taste
Optional: 1/4 cup basil,sliced thin
Place an oven rack on the center shelf and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment.
Toast the almonds until fragrant and golden, approximately 7-10 minutes, shaking the pan every 3-4 minutes to ensure even cooking. Remove the almonds from the oven, and increase the temperature to 450 degrees F.
Place the green beans and garlic on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat, then season with the salt and pepper. Spread the ingredients out evenly, and roast for approximately 25 minutes, using a spatula to stir the vegetables halfway through. The green beans are ready when they're caramelized and crunchy on the outside, but still slightly toothsome when you bite into them.
Remove from the oven and top with lemon juice, almonds, parmesan, and basil, if using. Serve immediately.
You can save time by purchasing toasted slivered almonds.Omit the parmesan cheese for a vegan recipe.