Green Beans with Figs and Pumpkin Seeds

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 8 servings
  • Prep 10 minutes
  • Cook 10 minutes

A sauce for green beans that both kids and adults will love.

Green Beans with Fig and Pumpkin Seeds
High Cotton Food Styling and Photography

To prepare the green beans, steam 2 (12-ounce) packages of green beans in the microwave according to the package directions. Place in a large bowl and toss with 1 teaspoon butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.


Pumpkin Seeds:
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup fig preserves


  1. Preheat broiler
  2. To prepare pumpkin seeds, place seeds on a baking sheet. Drizzle with vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Place under the broiler 2 minutes, or until nicely toasted. Remove and let cool.
  3. Toss steamed green beans with fig preserves. Place on a platter and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. (Analysis includes green beans.)




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