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Pesto Tossed Green Beans

Green beans tossed in smooth and creamy pesto prepared with fresh basil, Parmesan and pine nuts.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 05 to 08 minutes minutes

Serves- 4

Ingredients and Quantity:

For Pesto:

Basil leaves, fresh- 1 ½  cups

Parmesan cheese, grated- 1/3 rd cup

Vegetable stock- 1/4th cup

Pine nuts- 01 tbsp.

Extra Virgin olive oil- ½ tbsp.

Salt- to taste

Black pepper, freshly ground- 1/4th tsp.

Garlic clove, minced- 02 nos.

Other Ingredients:

Green beans, – 350 gm.


String, wash and cut beans into 1 ½ inch pieces.

Combine all ingredients of pesto in a food processor; process until it is very smooth.

Bring stock to a boil in a large saucepan. Add green beans, and cook for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Drain the beans and place in a large bowl of cold water.

Drain and keep aside

In a heavy bottomed pan add olive oil,  add pesto , a little vegetable stock and beans and toss over fierce heat to coat, ensuring that it does not burn or turn brown.

Serve hot.

Chef Tips:

You may sprinkle lemon juice over the prepared green beans.

You may use a combination of lightly toasted almonds and pine nuts for the pesto.


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