Green Beans with Pine Nuts and Basil

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

This makes a scrumptious addition to any meal.

Top Review by chia2160

this is just too easy and delicious. and quick. i cook my beans 3- 5 minutes on hi in the micro.with aprox 2 tbsp water/lb. they come out crisp tender for this recipe i used 2 lbs, cooked them and then i followed your recipe, so we had lots of nuts and basil. fresh ground pepper tableside, so good, thanks bev

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook green beans in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp tender, about 6 minutes.
  2. Drain.
  3. Place beans in large bowl of ice water to cool quickly.
  4. Drain well.
  5. (Can be made one day ahead. Wrap beans in paper towels, then plastic bags, and chill).
  6. Heat oil in large pot over medium high heat.
  7. Add garlic; stir 30 seconds.
  8. Add beans; saute until heated through, about 8 minutes.
  9. Add pine nuts and basil; stir 2 minutes.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Makes 12 servings.

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