Basil Balsamic Pistachio Green BeansServes 4 as a side dish
1 lb. green beans or haricot-verts, trimmed
1 cup basil leaves, loosely packed
1/4 cup pistachios
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Parmesan cheese, optional
1. Combine everything except beans in a food processor. Blend until combined but a little rough.
2. Sear (hot pan with a little olive oil on the stovetop - add beans and toss until a little brown but still crisp), oven roast or blanch the green beans.
3. Toss beans with sauce in a large bowl, grate a bit of Parmesan over the top and serve.