Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
From Healthy Kitchen website
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Toast pine nuts in a shallow baking pan in oven 3 to 5 minutes, shaking pan frequently.
- Place green beans in a steamer basket over boiling water in a saucepan and steam 7 to 8 minutes or until tender.
- Transfer green beans to a serving dish.
- Toss with lemon juice, pine nuts and salt and pepper to taste.
Loved the simplicity of this. I'm sure that the results would have been much better with fresh beans but it still greatly improved the frozen ones that I used. I did steam then a bit longer because I started with the frozen and also DH wants his veggies past the "Al Dente" stage (but I refuse to turn them in to the mush he would really like!). I'm a real fan of the lemon/salt combo and that's all I ever use as salad dressing so this had to be a winner. It will be a great side for almost anything!
I made this with our New Year's Day dinner and it was a great side dish. I usually make green beans with almonds, but the pine nuts were a nice change! A great, good-for-you dish. Thanks for sharing!
Delicious, quick and easy. The beans were washed, microwaved until crisp tender then drained. The beans were then tossed with the remaining ingredients. I really like that they are so full of flavor without any added fat. Something I will make again.