Green Beans with Pesto
1 c Loosely Packed Basil Leaves
2 tb Walnuts
1 cl Garlic, peeled
1/4 c Olive Oil
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Black Pepper
1 lb Green Beans, ends trimmed
Place the basil, walnuts, and garlic in the work bowl of a food processor
or in a blender. Process, scraping down the sides as needed, until the
ingredients are finely chopped. With the motor running, slowly pour the
oil through the feed tube and process until smooth. Scrape the pesto into
a large bowl. Stir in the salt and pepper and set aside briefly while
cooking the beans.
Bring some water to a boil in a steamer pot. Place the beans in the top
part of the steamer and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Let any water
drip from the beans and then place them into the bowl with the pesto.
Toss gently and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.