Fagioliniepinoli Green Beans and Pine Nuts

From Nicole Kammerer

2011 Nov/Dec


  • 2 lbs. haricots verts or regular green beans
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion or 3 small shallots, finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 c. pine nuts
  • salt


Wash and trim the beans, then steam them for approximately 5 minutes or cook them in a large pot of boiling, salted water. Drain thoroughly, then pat dry. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, cook the onions or shallots until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and beans and cook over medium heat until the beans are just tender. Add the pine nuts and salt to taste.