Fresh vibrant green beans are a versatile vegetable. They are crunchy, nutritious and can be very tasty too. These delicious, heart-healthy green beans are first blanched in salted water until crispy and tender, then jazzed up with a pesto that’s made with pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries.
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- Place the pepita, cranberries, garlic cloves, garlic sprouts and lemon juice into a food processor and process until very finely chopped. While the food processor is running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Blanch green beans in a large pot of well salted boiling water until bright green in colour and tender crisp, roughly 8 minutes. Drain and place in a bowl of cold water to stop from cooking. Arrange the green beans on a serving plate and spoon the pesto over.