Green Beans With Pine Nut Butter Sauce

Total Time
Prep 4 mins
Cook 5 mins

cooking home meals doesn't have to be complicated or same ol' same ol'. Here's a fresh idea for a commonly used side dish


  1. cut steam end off of 1 lb fresh green beans. (use fresh frozen when out of season).
  2. in medium sauce pan bring water to a boil. place green beans in mesh strainer and steam them. (should be hot all the way through while retaining garden fresh snap).
  3. while beans are steaming, melt butter in med saute pan. when butter is lightly caramelized (just turning a light brown color) add pine nuts.
  4. saute nuts till butter reaches preferred amount of caramelized color. (I like it to be well caramelized, some people don't though.).
  5. if you want sauce a little thicker just stir in a pinch of arrow root. Be careful with this as it doesn't take much.
  6. slice cherry tomatoes in fourths.
  7. plate green beans all in one direction, spoon a little sauce over middle of beans, place a piece of sliced cherry tomato on top.
  8. makes an attractive addition to any meal.
Most Helpful

In the mood to just make enough for the 2 of us, I cut this recipe in half, but another time I'll do the whole thing, 'cause we really like the green beans with those buttery pine nuts & think they'd have been just as good a 2nd time around! A great way to dress up green beans, for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Newest Zaar Tag]

Sydney Mike April 21, 2011

These were great!! I loved the richness from the butter and pine nuts. Left off the tomatoes since I forgot to pick some up. Will make again, I love fresh green beans and this is a keeper. Made for NZ Tag.

AZPARZYCH May 16, 2011