Recipe: Walnut and Pecan Pesto Green Beans

Flavorful, colorful veggies

This colorful, satisfying dish can complement a main entree or serve as a light, flavorful meal of its own. The nuts and pesto over green beans boost the flavor and the nutrients.

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Ingredients

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
3 ounces toasted and chopped pecans
3 ounces toasted and chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 ounces extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fine chopped fresh garlic
9 cups cooked green beans, drained well

Directions

  1. put basil, parsley, spinach, pecans, walnuts and salt in food processor and mix until you have coarse puree.
  2. combine oil and garlic, add to mixture and mix until fully incorporated
  3. combine with cooked green beans and toss
  4. cover, label, date and refrigerate.

Nutrition information

Makes 15 servings

Each 1/2 cup serving contains:

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Calories 150
Sodium 85mg
Sugars 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Saturated fat 1.5g
Fiber 3g
Protein 2g
Carbohydrates 6g

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