leadership green beans

These beans are just fresh and good!  I make them every year for the Leadership Team that I am a part of.  We get together at least once per year and the beans are always a request I am happy to accommodate.  To me they are not complicated, but I do acknowledge that the secret to making them work is to keep them slightly crisp.

{blue lake green beans}

{grilled blue lake green beans}

{blue lake green beans with cheese and pine nuts}

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  • 6 fist full raw organic green beans
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon fig or cherry balsamic
  • 3/4 cups Seaside market pesto
  • 2 slices of fresh orange
  • salt and pepper to taste

Steam the clean, cut beans for 3 minutes.  Remove from steamer and drain under cold water.  Set aside.  Toast the pine nuts in a little olive oil with sea salt, set aside.   Heat a stove top grill pan on high.  Toss the beans with, balsamic, squeezed orange juice and 1/2 of the pesto.  Grill the beans moving constantly until slightly chard.  Usually around 3 minutes.  Remove from grill pan and place beans in a casserole dish.  Coat with remaining pesto,salt and pepper, top with cheese and pine nuts.  This dish can heat in a 350` oven for 10 minutes.

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