Thursday, September 30, 2010

Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables and I always love to find new ways to prepare them. These beans came fresh from the farmer's market and this garlic and pine nut treatment was just perfect. I've probably seen the last of the fresh green beans for this season, but I will look forward to re-creating this dish with frozen green beans all winter.

Luckily, it couldn't be simpler!

Wash and trim the green beans, then cook them in boiling water for about 5 minutes, until crisp tender.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat, then add the minced garlic

and the pine nuts

and saute for several minutes until golden and fragrant. Stir often so nothing burns! When the beans are tender, drain them, then add them to the garlic/pine nut mixture.

Stir well to coat all the green beans.

What a delightful way to get all your vitamins and minerals! Find more ideas at Cooking Thursday, Food on Fridays, Foodie Friday and Friday Food.

Green Beans with Pine Nuts

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped

Place the green beans in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes, or until tender.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and pine nuts, and saute until lightly browned. Drain the beans, and toss with the garlic and pine nuts to serve. Serves 4.


  1. Love this! Add a little elegance to green beans. I'm sure almonds would be great also.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love green beans and this is just a little different twist.. Sounds great!!

  3. This sounds like a fantastic idea - and it would go beautifully as a side dish with just about anything from meat to fish!

  4. Your green beans look so good. The pine nuts are a great addition.
    Thanks for sharing.


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