Roasted beans

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb whole beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 10 to 12 garlic cloves, peeled
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 to 2 tbsp balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup lightly toasted pine nuts

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush a large cookie sheet with 2 tbsp olive oil. Spread the beans, onions and garlic cloves on the tray and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, occasionally stirring or shaking the tray. Taste a bean to see if it is tender enough for you; cook for 5-10 minutes if still crisp. Remove from oven; transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with vinegar, and some black pepper if desired. Serve at any temperature topped with toasted pine nuts. Serves 6