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.


Makes about 2 cups


¼           cup pine nuts

1            tablespoon unsalted butter

1            shallot (about 2 ounces), peeled and thinly sliced

½           teaspoon kosher salt

12          ounces green beans, trimmed

1             tablespoon fresh lemon juice

½           cup water

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (½ cup): 

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


  1. Put the pine nuts into the cooking pot of the Cuisinart®  Pressure Cooker and select Brown. Stir over the heat for about 5 minutes until the nuts are slightly toasted.
  2. Add the butter to the pot with the shallots to slightly sauté and soften.
  3. Sprinkle with salt before adding the green beans, lemon juice and water. Secure the lid and select High Pressure. Set the time for 1 minute. When the audible beep sounds, use Quick Pressure Release. Once pressure is completely released, the red indicator will drop. 
  4. Remove lid and stir together, taste and adjust seasoning as desired.