Pesto Green Beans


  • 12 oz Good-Life Organic Green Beans
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup parmesan
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash, trim and blanche the green beans. Put them in boiling water for about 5 minutes, until crisp, then strain. Note: we like to toss the green beans in ice water after to stop cooking and keep them crispy-crunchy.
  2. While they are blanching in the ice water, lightly toast the pine nuts in a pan. Watch them closely!
  3. Make the pesto: combine parmesan, toasted pine nuts, garlic cloves and salt/pepper to a food processor and pulse. Add the olive oil to liquify the mixture as you go.
  4. Combine the green beans and pesto – toss them in a pan to heat them up.
  5. To serve, top with extra pine nuts and parmesan.