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

Recipe by Real Simple April 2001


Credit: Anna Williams

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6 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

calcium 51mg; 94 calories; calories from fat 1%; carbohydrates 10g; cholesterol 5mg; fat 6g; fiber 4g; iron 1mg; protein 3mg; saturated fat 2g; sodium 777mg.