Green beans are so good that they don’t need anything added to them at all. However, it’s fun to change things up a bit. This recipe adds toasted walnuts to give regular green beans a flavor boost!
Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts
½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon tarragon
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons finely diced toasted walnuts
Wash fresh beans thoroughly and trim ends. Cut into bite-size pieces. If using a steamer, cook 20-22 minutes. If boiling, cover the beans with cold water in a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until crisp tender, about 8-10 minutes. Drain green beans, and stir in olive oil, salt, tarragon, pepper, and walnuts. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about ½ cup)
- Substitute the walnuts with pecans.