Photo: Mikkel Vang
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Go beyond basic green beans and add flavor with fresh garlic and toasted pine nuts. The recipe is simple but the flavor is not.

How to Make It

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the pine nuts and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain the green beans and transfer to the skillet. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Make-Ahead Note: This dish can be partially prepared up to 2 days in advance. Blanch the green beans by boiling until tender. Plunge them into an ice bath to stop the cooking. Drain and refrigerate, covered, until ready to sauté with the garlic and pine nuts. Cook the green beans until heated through.

Ratings & Reviews

JulieRae97's Review

December 28, 2012
This was nice, but not outstanding.

j2kwalk2's Review

March 21, 2012
I think you really need to toast the pine nut very well if you want a bit of a crunch, but other than that, very easy and quick and a winner.

theonlyemster's Review

January 22, 2012

chefjuju's Review

December 25, 2011

Sophiad13's Review

April 14, 2011
So simple and SO good!!! I used 2lbs of french green beans and doubled everything else in the recipe except for the pine nuts. My boyfriend could not stop eating them!!!

kidsnurse01's Review

March 13, 2011
My 11 year old ate these! The recipe has too much oil for our taste, so I will cut it down to 1 tbls next go-round. Delicious!!

TorreyS's Review

February 13, 2011
Very yummy and easy!

MLLoudRed's Review

February 09, 2011
Surpassed my expectations-- for once there were hardly any green beans left in the pan! I used green beans that we canned from the garden, just drained them and added them in after sauteing the nuts and garlic.

alphabetizing's Review

December 01, 2010
Made these for Thanksgiving (we didn't want a heavy casserole). WAY better than the usually standard green beans with almond slices. My aunt (who is usually the queen of the kitchen on Thanksgiving) asked for the recipe because she couldn't stop raving about it. Only change I made was using French green beans instead of regular,so I just barely boiled them for 3 minutes since they're so thin.

avivaleah's Review

December 06, 2008
A delicious vegetable dish! I made a little over 2 pounds of green beans. I used the same amount of pine nuts as listed. I used 3 large garlic cloves and closely estimated the remaining ingredients.