Green beans with pesto butter

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

6 to 8 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 750 g green beans , trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 2 tbsp pesto

Instructions

  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Meanwhile, trim stem ends from beans. Scissors do a good job. (Beans can be trimmed a day ahead and refrigerated in a sealed bag.) Add beans to boiling water and cook, partially covered, until just tender, 3 to 5 min. Then drain well and toss with butter and pesto.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 50,
  • Protein
  • 2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g,
  • Fat
  • 3 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 55 mg.

Pesto dresses up this speedy side, and sophisticated holiday vegetables don’t get much easier than this.