© Bill Bettencourt
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Serves : 6

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the pine nuts in a pie plate and bake for about 7 minutes, shaking the plate occasionally to prevent scorching, until the pine nuts are lightly toasted. Let cool.

Step 2    

In a pot of boiling, salted water, cook the beans until just tender, about 4 minutes. Drain in a colander and refresh under cold running water; drain well.

Step 3    

In a large bowl, combine the pine nuts with the chopped basil, roasted red peppers and garlic. Add the olive oil and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Add the green beans and toss to mix. Garnish the beans with the basil leaves and serve.

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