Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Green beans have long been a tradition at many holiday tables, but a good number of those dishes are heavy on the calories in addition to the love.  Not this one!  Here is a healthy side dish, or main dish, that will change those traditions.
Keep this recipe handy.  Once people taste it they are going to ask for a copy!


2 pounds green beans, trimmed
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion sliced in long, thin wedges
1/4 teaspoon salt
Ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

5-10 dehydrated or fresh figs

1 grated beet (optional)


  1. Sauté onion with olive oil in a large sauté pan until golden .
  2. Slice figs in ½ or 1/5 sized equal pieces and add to the onions, let figs get a light crust.
  3. Add pine nuts and allow them to slightly brown.
  4. Add green beans, stir occasionally for even heat, cover and let cook until slightly tender.


Makes 8 servings.

Calories: 99   Protein: 5g   Carbohydrates: 10g   Fat: 5g   Fiber: 5g

FLT Servings:  Category 1 vegetables:  3    Nut:  1    Fruit:  1    Oil:  .5

Recipe created by Kirsten Singler.




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