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Oregano Green Beans with Toasted Pine Nuts

This super easy side dish is an ideal picnic or potluck recipe. It's a beautiful, surprising dish that leaves guests and even family raving. You can substitute any kind of nut for the pine nuts, or even replace them with fresh berries. —Wolfgang Hanau, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh thin french-style green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or sliced almonds, toasted


  • In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients except pine nuts. Cook, covered, on low until beans are tender, 5-6 hours. Remove with a slotted spoon. Top with pine nuts.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Look for green beans labeled as haricots verts. They are thinner and more tender than regular green beans.
  • If you substitute regular green beans, increase the cook time by 30-60 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 94 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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    • prodapril16
      Apr 16, 2019

      Good recipe