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Green Beans With Pistachio Pesto | The Olive Merchant

Green Beans With Pistachio Pesto



  • 1 1/2 pounds trimmed green beans, cut in half or into short lengths
  • teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • tablespoons pistachios, shelled
  • tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • leaves from a small bunch of fresh basil
  • tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • clove garlic, peeled
  •  Directions
      1. Put a saucepan of water on for the beans, adding salt when it starts to boil.
      2. To make the pesto, put the pistachios, Parmesan, basil and olive oil in a small bowl. Grate in (or mince and add) a little bit of the garlic – about a quarter of a clove – throwing the remaining piece of garlic into the bean water. Using an immersion blender, blitz the pesto ingredients to a thick green paste.
      3. Cook the beans to taste (check after 4 minutes), and, before draining, spoon a little of the cooking water (1 or 2 tablespoons is all you need) into the pesto bowl and blitz quickly to mix again with your immersion blender.
      4. Drain the beans (discarding the rogue garlic clove), and toss them in the bowl with the pesto, then transfer to a serving bowl, and take them fragrantly to the table.
    *credit to foodrepublic

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April 10, 2020

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