I LOVE pine nuts...so anytime I can come up with a way to introduce them into a recipe, I am all for it! They are very costly so I use them sparingly, but they are certainly a nice addition to this dish.
Another plus to this dish is that it is a nice replacement for the traditional Green Bean Casserole that my son can't have due to his Gluten intolerance.
1 - 1 1/2 pounds of fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped
1/3 cup pine nuts
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl and spread in a single layer on an 18" x 12" baking pan.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until desired doneness, stirring twice.