Oven Roasted Green Beans with Spicy Tahini

March 5, 2018 by Rini Desarin

Oven Roasted Green Beans and mushrooms mixed with a spicy tahini paste. They are the perfect vegan side dish or even a quick lunch option. Use fresh green beans instead of frozen because they will be crispier.

Oven Roasted Green Beans with Spicy Tahini on a blue plate pictured up close from above and a bit farther away from above

Who doesn’t love green beans?

I have to say that I am one of those people who doesn’t like green beans.  It took me a long time to acquire a taste for it.

Even today, I find ways of not eating them! I am sure if I had a pet dog, I would feed it my green beans from my plate.

Oven Roasted Green Beans on a silver plate with spicy tahini

But, once in a while, I find myself finding creative ways of cooking them and they turn out so delicious.  In fact, they turn out so good that even I couldn’t resist devouring them.

This time, I made a spicy tahini paste and mixed it with oven roasted green beans and mushrooms.   I made enough for 2 people, but, I ended up eating the whole thing!

It was that good.

Making tahini at home is my favorite thing to do.  Its really easy to make and takes very little effort.  The secret is in the type of sesame seeds used in it.  My homemade tahini recipe is one my top recipes on my blog.

Oven roasted Green beans with spicy tahini and mushrooms up close on a blue plate

Oven Roasted Green Beans Quick Tips

  • Using fresh green beans is always better than using frozen ones.  Oven roasted fresh green beans are always crispier than frozen green beans
  •  Use a large baking tray and spread out the green beans.  Larger baking surface makes the green beans cook evenly and quickly. I make sure that they are side-by-side instead of being in a pile.
  • Keep the oven temperature lower.  I find that 400° is the perfect for roasting green beans.  They may cook slower, but, it brings out the best in them.
  • Stir them after about 12 minutes of roasting.  Maybe that’s just my OCD talking, but, I like to see them roasted evenly on all side.

How do you cook your green beans?

oven roasted green beans with spicy tahini and mushrooms on a blue plate photographed from above

Oven Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms and Spicy Tahini

Oven Roasted Green Beans and mushrooms mixed with a spicy tahini paste is the ultimate, flavorful side dish. They are the perfect vegan side dish or even a quick lunch option. Use fresh green beans instead of frozen because they will be crispier.

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Oven Roasted Green Beans with Spicy Tahini

Oven roasted green beans and mushrooms in a spicy tahini paste

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 People
Author Rini Desarin


For roasting the green beans and mushrooms

  • 10 oz Green Beans
  • 1/2 cup Brown Button Mushrooms Sliced
  • 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Salt Optional

For the spicy tahini paste

  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Dill
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Water See Notes
  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil Optional
  • 1.5 tsp Lemon Juice

For Garnish

  • 1 Tbsp Lime zest
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°

  2. In a mixing bowl, add the green beans, mushrooms, salt and oil

  3. Mix well and spread the vegetables evenly on a baking tray

  4. Place the tray in the oven and cook for 15 minutes

  5. Remove from the oven and flip the green beans and green beans

  6. Place tray back in the oven

  7. Roast for another 10 minutes or until they are shriveled and brown

  8. While the green beans are roasting in the oven, prepare the paste

  9. Mix all the tahini ingredients in the same bowl that you used to mix the green beans

  10. When the green beans are roasted, remove from the oven and transfer to tahini bowl immediately

  11. Mix well, garnish and serve

Recipe Notes

The amount of water used in this recipe depends on the thickness of the tahini.  I have tried some store-bought tahini that is very thick and I have to use more water in it.  Bottom line is that add as much water as you think necessary.  I like a more pasty version, so, I use less water.  If you prefer a more creamy version of tahini, add more water and oil. 

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