Recipe courtesy of Melissa Gaman for Food Network Kitchen

Blistered Green Beans with Herb Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
The green sauce in this recipe is similar to pesto, but lacks cheese and has a bigger punch of acidity. The mild flavor of pistachios enhances the natural sweetness of the lightly charred beans, though the more traditional pine nut would also work well for this dish.


  1. Pulse 1 cup fresh basil, 1/4 cup each fresh parsley and pistachios and 1 scallion in a food processor. Pulse in 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook 1 1/4 pounds green beans in olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, 7 to 8 minutes. Add a splash of water and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, tossing, until crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Toss with the sauce.