- 1/2 C pine nuts (Also try almonds, cashews or sunflower seeds)
- 1 lb. green beans, washed & trimmed
- 1 lg. shallot
- 1/4 C balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 C olive oil
- 2 tbsp. chopped parsley, or basil
Toast nuts about 10 minutes until golden. Boil green beans in salted water until just tender, 3 to 6 minutes. Combine shallots or scallions, vinegar, oil, and herb in a medium bowl. Drain beans thoroughly and toss with the dressing. Stir in toasted nuts, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm, or chill for 20 minutes.