Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Green Beans with Pine Nuts Recipe
Photo: Anna Williams
The secret to great beans: Cook them like pasta, in lots of boiling water.


6 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 51 mg
Calories 94
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 10 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Fat 6 g
Fiber 4 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 3 mg
Satfat 2 g
Sodium 777 mg


1 1/2 pounds green beans, stems removed
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 cup pine nuts


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and salt and cook just until tender, about 4 to 6 minutes. Drain well in a colander.

In the same pot, over medium-high heat, combine the butter and pine nuts. Cook, stirring frequently, until the pine nuts are lightly toasted, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the beans; toss to stir well. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Jean Galton,

Real Simple

April 2001
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