Sautéed Green Beans with Nibs
1 pound of green beans, tips removed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons TCHO Roasted Cacao Nibs
1 clove of chopped garlic
2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Sea salt to taste
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil; add the beans and cook 4-5 minutes, until bright green and barely tender. Drain and dry on paper towels.
2. Separately, in a very small saucepan, over medium heat sauté the garlic with the oil for 5 minutes; then lower the heat and add the crushed cocoa nibs for 2-3 minutes; do not simmer.
3. Transfer the beans to a platter and toss with the crushed nibs, garlic and warm oil. Toss again with balsamic vinegar and a sprinkling of sea salt, to taste.
Can be served hot or chilled. Serves 4 to 6.