Green Beans with Pine Nuts and Basil

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This makes a scrumptious addition to any meal.

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.


Most Helpful

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

chia March 19, 2003

a nice quick and easy way to spice up boring green beans

bfo November 09, 2003

Very nice and different. I thought it might be too basily but it wasn't, it was just right. My father and brother liked them too.

MaggieB September 01, 2003

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