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Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Photo: Anna Williams
Yield 6 servings
The secret to great beans: Cook them like pasta, in lots of boiling water.


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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.