This green bean dish can be served for a special occasion or for everyday just to tell your loved ones they are special. So simple!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and pine nuts, and saute until lightly browned.

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  • Place the green beans in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and toss with the garlic and pine nuts to serve.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 9.3g 3% DV; fat 8g 12% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 292.2mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2005
These were good but I thought it needed a little more flavor...I did add a few things. I first sauted a little bacon until the fat was gone with thinly sliced wedges of purple onion drained the grease. I then added the pine nuts green beans a little olive oil and a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. This was excellent. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/19/2006
I'm not sure why this dish is rated so high because we found it very blah. One Tbsp olive oil is not enough oil for 1 pound of beans. 1 clove of garlic is not enough garlic and the pine nuts (even though chopped) do not cling to the beans...they just sit in the bottom of the pan. Unfortunately it is not likely that I will make again. Read More
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98 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2005
These were good but I thought it needed a little more flavor...I did add a few things. I first sauted a little bacon until the fat was gone with thinly sliced wedges of purple onion drained the grease. I then added the pine nuts green beans a little olive oil and a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. This was excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2005
This is a great recipe quick to make and very classy. I used frozen green beans and sauteed them with the garlic and pine nuts instead of boiling first. I thought they had a great nutty flavor from the garlic and my father-in-law kept raving about the pine nuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
This is the best green bean recipe I ever used. Everything in it was my husbands favorite...The garlic and the pinenuts. I always keep pinenuts in a sealed container in my freezer to add to the flavor of many recipes. I seasoned the hot beans in the strainer before adding them to the garlic and pinenuts. The green beans retained their color and looked lovely besides tasting wonderful. Thank you for a great recipe. Nancy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2006
These were awesome and so simple to make. I used frozen green beans two garlic cloves and slivered almonds instead of pine nuts. My husband who hates green beans tried them and said he loved it and wanted me to make them again!!! Thanks for the great recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
Loved the recipe a nice fresh twist! Thanks for sharing. If you don't have Pine Nuts you can use slivered almonds also. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/19/2006
I'm not sure why this dish is rated so high because we found it very blah. One Tbsp olive oil is not enough oil for 1 pound of beans. 1 clove of garlic is not enough garlic and the pine nuts (even though chopped) do not cling to the beans...they just sit in the bottom of the pan. Unfortunately it is not likely that I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2005
I love green beans and wanted an easy recipe that can be made easily when entertaining. This is very easy and comes out very good. I always make any recipe exactly as written the first time then I start my experimenting later. I did find that a sprinkling of grated parmesan cheese made this dish really shine. I also tried it with bacon bits but I liked the cheest better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2009
Very Good! I used frozen green beans that I boiled for about 10 minutes first. I used a little more garlic and threw the beans in with the garlic/pine nuts/oil for a couple minutes. They had great flavor and a different twist to a great side dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2008
Frankly upon first glance I thought this dish would be bland! But I was sooo wrong! The S&P and fresh garlic flavored the green beans so wonderfully - they were delicious! I used frozen green beans and used slivered toasted almonds because that's what I had on hand but my my my! What a wonderful dish! My husband loved them and so did I! Will be making these again! Read More
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