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 8 cups


1⁄3    cup pine nuts
2      tablespoons unsalted butter
1      medium to large shallot (about 3
         ounces), peeled and thinly sliced
¾      teaspoon kosher salt
24     ounces green beans, trimmed
2       tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1       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® Multicooker. Select Sauté/Brown.
Set the temperature to Low and press Start.
2. The pine nuts will cook rather quickly, so be
sure to continually stir until they are lightly
toasted, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the butter to the pot with the shallot to
slightly sauté and soften.
4. Sprinkle with salt and then add the green
beans, lemon juice, and water. Press Stop.
5. Secure lid and select Custom. Set the
pressure to High, the time for 1 minute,
and press Start.
6. When the tone sounds, press the Steam
Release button to quickly release pressure.
7. Once the pressure is completely released,
carefully open the lid and stir together, taste,
and adjust seasoning as desired.