Green Beans with Basil and Pine Nuts

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Green Beans with Basil and Pine Nuts - GFCFSF

  • 1 pound slender green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste

 

Cook beans in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Place beans in bowl of ice water to cool. Drain well. Pat dry with paper towels. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Wrap in paper towels and refrigerate.)

Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-low heat. Add pine nuts and sauté until light brown, about 6 minutes. Add garlic; stir 1 minute. Add green beans to skillet; sauté until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in basil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl and serve.

Green Beans with Basil and Pine Nuts - GFCFSF