Green Beans with Bacon and Pine Nuts

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Quick, delicious and very easy to make side dish. Minimum ingredients and effort.

Green Beans with Bacon and Pine Nuts

Recipe by ZivileCourse: SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 lb. green beans, ends removed

  • 3 slices of smoked bacon

  • 2-3 tbsp. pine nuts

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Let’s make it

  • Place a medium pot filled with water on the stove, ~2 quarts, add 2 tbsp. of salt, and bring it to a boil.
  • In a mean time slice bacon in a small bits and cook on a dry pan until crisp. Set it aside. This step could be made a few days in advance, just reheat it before serving.
  • In a separate small dry pan toast pine nuts until fragrant and gets some nice toasty color. Set it aside. This step could be mad a few days in advance.
  • Place beans in a boiling water, bring it back to a boil and cook for exact 5 min. Remove to an ice water bath immediately to prevent overcooking, and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Drain well and place it on a plater.
  • Sprinkle some sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Place bacon bits and pine nuts right in the middle creating a line and drizzle some of the bacon fat over the beans if desire.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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