This was another new dish that I added to our Christmas menu this year. Since green beans are a staple on a holiday dinner table, a new variation is welcomed every now and then. This is a delicious one!
Garlicky Green Beans with Pine Nuts
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
2 tbsp olive oil
2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced (I substituted with squeeze garlic, a cooking condiment you can find in the fresh produce section at the grocery store.)
1/3 cup (about 2 oz) pine nuts
kosher salt and pepper
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Ad the green beans and cook until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. (I always steam my fresh vegetables in stead.)
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for one minute. Add the pine nuts and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
3. Drain the green beans and transfer to the skillet. Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl.
~ Patty ~