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Green Beans with Walnut Pesto Sauce

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8 servings

When life gives you fresh basil and green beans, consider making this awesome green bean side dish with homemade walnut-Parmesan pesto sauce.

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  • Add beans to large saucepan of boiling water; cook 2 to 3 min. or until bright green in color.
  • Meanwhile, process basil, garlic and oil in food processor or blender until basil is chopped and mixture is well blended. Spoon into medium bowl. Add cheese and nuts; mix well.
  • Drain beans. Serve topped with basil mixture.

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Make Ahead

The basil mixture can be prepared ahead of time. Store in resealable container in refrigerator up to 1 week. Or, freeze in ice cube trays until firm, then unmold and freeze in freezer-weight resealable plastic bag until ready to use.


Substitute pine nuts or PLANTERS Slivered Almonds for the walnuts.


  • 8 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Nutrition Bonus

It's easy to eat your veggies when you serve this low-sodium smart side - brightly colored cooked fresh green beans topped with a savory walnut pesto. As an added bonus, it's a good source of vitamin A.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
Calories 130
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 100mg
Carbohydrate 6g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 30 %DV
Vitamin C 8 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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