Pesto Green Beans


These green beans are one of my favorite side dishes to make!


8 cups of green beans cooked ( if not fresh I use the organic frozen french style green beans )

1/2 a cup of pine nuts

4 cloves of garlic

2 Cups of fresh basil

1/ 4cup olive oil

Salt to taste


Cook green beans until cooked but still crunchy and bright green. While cooking make the pesto.

Toast pine nuts in skillet over medium heat until browned.

In a food processor add pine nuts, basil, garlic, & salt. Process the ingredients until everything is chopped.

Slowly add olive oil until it is all mixed. ( This is less olive oil than or a standard past pesto sauce) You don’t want it to get too mushy. Almost more crumbly.

Once green beans are cooked mix in dish with the pesto mixture. Salt everything taste once again and serve!!

Print Friendly and PDF