In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cook green beans in water for approximately 12 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
In a medium frying pan over medium heat, saute the onions in vegetable broth for 30 minutes or until onions are well done, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
In a food processor, place green beans, onions, eggs whites, nuts, salt and pepper; whirl until a pate-like consistency is reached.
Transfer into a serving bowl and serve with assorted crackers, vegetables, bread, tortillas, or as a sandwich spread.
This dish benefits from having an hour or so for the flavors to meld before serving. It can be made up to 8 hours ahead and keeps 2 to 4 days refrigerated.
Yields 2 cups.
* You could substitute whole hard-cooked eggs for the whites or an egg white substitute if you desire.
** I have also used pistacho nuts and the taste was excellent.
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