Broiled Green Beans with Pecans and Blue Cheese

Broiled Green Beans with Pecans and Blue Cheese

As Barbossa from Pirates of the Caribbean would say “the code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.” And that’s exactly how I like to look at most recipes.

One of my husband’s old cook friends, aptly nicknamed Scook (sea cook), gave me this great hippie dippie cook book. None of the recipes had amounts, it is all about using as much of an ingredient as you like. If you love vinegar, add more, if you don’t like blue cheese don’t use it. I see this recipe and other side dishes with that perspective in mind, add as much or as little of an ingredient as you like or none at all, recipe are indeed just guidelines.


Broiled Green Beans with Pecans and Blue Cheese


  • 2 lb green beans/haricots verts
  • ¼ c red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/3 c blue cheese crumbles
  • ¾ c toasted pecans, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. On a large baking tray toss the green beans with vinegar, olive oil, salt and garlic.
  3. Place under the broil and cook for 10 minutes, tossing every few minute or so to ensure even cooking and coloring.
  4. When the beans are cooked garnish with blue cheese crumbles and toasted pecans.

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