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Green Beans With Pistachio Pesto Recipe
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 5 min
  • total: 35 min
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    There's no recipe that British cookbook author and TV host Nigella Lawson can't handle, which is why we were particularly excited to receive her new book. These pistachio pesto-coated green beans just made us very excited to eat our vegetables.  I can feel slightly self-conscious fiddling about with traditional pesto recipes when in its authentic original it is surely unbeatable. But having had such uplifting results with — admittedly still traditional — Sicilian variants, I decided that the uninhibited approach had something going for it, hence the substitution of pistachios for pine nuts in the pesto here. And, frankly, this was born to go with the green beans: it's a riot of verdigloriousness! Reprinted with permission from Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 pounds trimmed green beans, cut in half or into short lengths
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
    • 3 tablespoons pistachios, shelled
    • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
    • leaves from a small bunch of fresh basil
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled

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    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 33 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 3 g 4.68%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 1.94%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 335 mg 13.96%
    • Calcium: 2 mg 0.17%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.25%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.5%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.08%
    • Vitamin C 0.08%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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