Plant-Based Deliciousness

Green Beans with Pesto

Don’t you love how sometimes the simplest dishes can be so tasty? Our youngest turned three yesterday so I made some of her favorites for dinner last night.  Slow cooker mac & cheese (more on that another day), honey drizzled carrot fries (another big hit) , and these pesto green beans were on the menu and she was so happy – that kid will eat anything with pesto on it! But it’s got to be the good stuff – homemade or store bought fresh.  She’s a definite foodie in the making already. 😉

1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
1 tsp. olive oil or butter
1 – 2 TBSP your favorite pesto, or to taste
Parmesan cheese, grated – optional

Bring a large pot of water to boil and add green beans.  Allow to cook 3-4 minutes.

Remove from heat, drain beans, and immediately rinse with cold water.  Pat dry.

In a large skillet, heat 1 tsp. olive oil over medium high heat.  Add the green beans and toss to coat a minute or so, until heated through.

Remove from heat and toss with as little or as much pesto as you like.  Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve warm.

Or refrigerate and serve cold.  It’s good either way.

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