Green Beans with Warm Pistachio Vinaigrette


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 Adult Sized Servings
Green Beans with Warm Pistachio Vinaigrette


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 2 tbsp chopped, sheeld, raw, unsalted pistachios

  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • pinch granulated sugar

  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed

  • 3 tbsp chopped basil


  • Melt butter in a small frying pan over medium heat until it bubbles. Add pistachios and sauté for 1 to 2 min or until butter is lightly browned and nuts are toasted. Remove from heat. Add vinegar, water, salt and sugar to frying pan and stir to combine.

  • Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil and blanch green beans for 3 to 4 min or until tender-crisp. Toss beans with vinaigrette and basil.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 294, Protein 12g, Carbohydrates 45g, Fat 9g, Fibre 7g, Sodium 366mg.


If you have a mini food processor, you can make a smooth green dressing out of the pistachios, basil, water and vinegar.

This article was originally published on Jul 23, 2013

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