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Butter Beans

During winter, I always find it difficult to choose side dishes when I attempt to cook fusion or western dishes. I don’t usually have a problem with Chinese dishes though as a stir fry is always simple to whip up.

This is one of my “I don’t know what side dish to make, so I’m making this” dish. It’s easy enough and go well with baked chicken or even a steak. I’m abit of a nut fan (ah, pun intended), so I like to be generous with them. I used pistachios and pine nuts but I’m sure pecans or walnuts will be nice as well.

Oh, if you have any suggestions for a side dish, do let me know…. =)

Butter Beans
250 grams of long beans
1/2 cup of pistachio nuts
1/4 cup of pine nuts
2-3 tablespoons of butter

1) Blanch long beans in salted boiling water. Drain.

2) Heat butter in a pan. Gently toast/fry nuts for 3-4 minutes. Spoon mixture on to beans. Season.


13 thoughts on “Butter Beans”

  1. Mmm…green beans and nuts go so well together. I’ve only had them with sliced almonds and pine nuts, I’ll have to try it with pistachios. A favorite side dish of mine with an Asian flair is Edamame Bulgur. The best part is that it only takes about 15 minutes of cooking time and there is hardly any prep! The flavors are very intense in this side dish, it could almost be a main course on its own.


  2. mocha- all the cream and cheese!! Me worried about waist line.. hahahakenny-that’s so true! I love bringal too. little corner- roasted veges! love those!!!nick-what a lovely idea. WIll hv a look.jade- no worries! thanks for dropping by. =)ruthie-brocoolin is too expensive dearie.. but yeah. i wanted something else a little more elaborate.. lemon juice is nice too. but good ideas.tigerfish- haha.. dont go anyway after eating that. 😑


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