Green Beans With Shallots And Pine Nuts

Cuisinart original


This side dish is elegant enough for a dinner party, yet simple enough to make every day.

Pressure Cooking Time: 1 minute

Approximate Total Time: 12 minutes




¹⁄ ³ cup pine nuts

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 small shallots (about 2 ounces), peeled and sliced

½ teaspoon kosher salt

12 ounces green beans, trimmed

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

½ cup water

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup serving ):

Calories 64 (73% from fat) | carb. 4g | pro. 2g | fat 5g | sat. fat 1g | chol. 4mg | sod. 151mg | calc. 17mg | fiber 1g


1. Put the pine nuts into the Cuisinart Pressure Cooker and place over medium heat.  Heat for about 5 minutes until the nuts are slightly toasted. Remove and reserve.

2. Add the butter to the pot with the shallots to slightly sauté and soften. Sprinkle with salt before adding the green beans, lemon juice and water. Secure the lid and select High pressure. Turn heat to high until pressure cooker reaches full pressure. Reduce temperature to maintain pressure* and set a timer for 1 minute.

3. When time expires, release pressure by selecting quick pressure release. When the red safety valve drops, remove lid.

4. Stir together, taste and adjust seasoning as desired.

* Unit reaches full pressure when red safety valve pops up and steam releases continuously from the pressure release valve. Regulate pressure by reducing temperature to medium/medium-low to maintain full pressure. There should be slight steam and consistent hissing from the pressure release valve.

Keep a close eye on the pressure cooker when cooking. Some adjustment of temperature may be necessary to maintain pressure.