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Fresh Green Beans with Homemade Pesto

Fresh Green Beans with Homemade Pesto

Green beans don't need to be boring. Yes, you will love them. Don't forget to share this recipe with your family and neighbors!


  • 1 1/2 lbs. Green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsps. Unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsps. Basil EVOO
  • 1/4 cup Pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Pesto (find the recipe here)


  1. Bring a large pot of water, along with the salt, to a rapid boil. Add in green beans and allow to cook for 5 minutes, until bright green and tender. Transfer to a colander and allow to cool.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add olive oil. Add in pine nuts and allow to cook, stirring often until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add in 1/2 cup pesto and stir until incorporated. Add green beans to the skillet and toss until coated and warmed through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a large plate, top with remaining pesto. Serve immediately.

Recipe modified from the blog Modern Proper.

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