Green Beans with Pesto & Hazelnuts
Green beans can be very boring........
Here, Susan Spungen's newsletter gave a quick recipe for "company" green beans with store bought pesto and nuts.
Ok, I can do that.
I still have plenty of hazelnuts from Piedmont leftover, and I always have pesto in the fridge, so let's go.
Here, the company was myself, and I ate the whole thing for lunch.
Just blanch some green beans for 2-3 minutes, and transfer to an ice bath to retain crispness and color.
Add 2 tbsp of your favorite pesto and toss.
I toasted up some hazlenuts and rubbed off the skins.
I scattered them over the beans on a platter and shaved some Parmigiano Reggiano on top.
I drizzled some good peppery olive oil over everything.
A sprinkle of sea salt & pepper and lemon zest just before serving.