Recipe // green beans

January 6, 2012

Somewhere along the way, I became one of those moms that make their children eat their vegetables at every meal.  I find it very important to eat healthy, and especially my children who are still growing.
We like many vegetables, but lately our favorite has been green beans.  My children ask for seconds, which makes me happy!
Green beans are very low in calories, and are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and folates.  Our favorite way to eat them is with some toasted garlic slices and pine nuts!  The toasted garlic slices really make this dish tasty, and they are not too strong when you cook them first.  They are a great side to any meal!
{Green Beans with Toasted Garlic Slices and Pine Nuts}
Serves 4-6
1 1b green beans, washed and trimmed (about 4 cups)
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
sea salt and fresh Ground pepper to taste
dash of red pepper flakes, optional
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Once oil is heated, add garlic slices and toast until golden and not burned.  When garlic slices are golden, remove from pan and set aside.
Add green beans and pine nuts to the remaining olive oil and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes stirring frequently.
Return the garlic back to the pan, sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste, and stir.
Serve Immediately.

2 thoughts on “Recipe // green beans

  1. Heather {The Lovely Cupboard}

    My mom's go-to veggie was stir fried green beans. She would add oyster sauce, garlic, and a little pork sausage. (Not nearly as healthy as your version looks!) Heading over to check it out.

  2. Sherice

    Green beans have got to be my favorite~ roasted garlic and pinenuts…oh my:) I usually make mine with toasted slivered almonds and lemon juice, another healthy and simple version:) I'm going to give this a whirl!

    We had such fun with you guys yesterday~ we'll have to get together again soon:)


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