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Green Bean Salad with Basil and Pine Nuts


An Italian-style green bean salad with a simple basil and olive oil dressing and freshly toasted pine nuts.

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  • 10 oz (300g) green beans—halved on the diagonal
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 clove garlic—minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


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Step 1

TOASTthe pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat until lightly browned (about 2 minutes).COOKthe green beans in rapidly boiling water for 6 minutes, then refresh under cold water and drain.ADDall the remaining ingredients to a screw top jar and shake to combine.ADDthe green beans to a large bowl, pour over the dressing mixture and stir to combine thoroughly.LEAVEto stand for 10 minutes then stir through the pine nuts and serve.

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