Health

Recipe: Walnut and Pecan Pesto Green Beans

This colorful, satisfying dish can complement a main entree or serve as a light, flavorful meal of its own. The nuts and pesto drizzled over the 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 (per serving)

Makes 15 servings
Each 1/2 cup serving contains:

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

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