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Green Beans with Pine Nuts

The secret to great beans: Cook them like pasta, in lots of boiling water.

Real Simple APRIL 2001

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 51mg
  • Calories: 94
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Protein: 3mg
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 777mg

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