Green Beans With Balsamic Pesto

Recipe by Galley Wench
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Making the Pesto:
  • Combine the basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese in a blender or food processor and blend until the basil is finely chopped, but not pureed.
  • Add the olive oil, and garlic and blend until almost smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Cooking the Beans:
  • Pour about 2 inches of water into a 6 quart pot.
  • Place a collapsible steamer in the pot, cover, and bring to a full boil.
  • Place beans in the steamer, cover the pot, and steam 6 minutes, or until tender crisp.
  • Mix 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar with 1/2 teaspoon dark brown sugar.
  • Remove the beans to a shallow serving bowl.
  • Add the pesto to the beans, stirring in the vinegar/sugar mixture.
  • Toss to thoroughly coat the beans.
  • Taste for seasoning and serve hot or at room temperature.
  • Note: Refrigeration will alter the flavors so best served right after the pesto and beans are combined.
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