Sizzling green beans in a little oil helps to bring out their natural sweetness. Prosciutto, pine nuts and lemon zest dress up the flavor without adding a lot of fat - a nice alternative to full-fat, creamy green bean casseroles.Ingredients
Total Time: 45 minutes
2 pounds green beans, trimmed
2 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced, cut into ribbons
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
8 servings, 3/4 cup each
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add beans, return to a boil, and simmer until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.
Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add prosciutto; cook, stirring, until crispy, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain on a paper towel.
Wipe out the pan; heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Add the beans, garlic, sage, 1/8 teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are browned in places, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in pine nuts, lemon zest and the prosciutto. Season with lemon juice, the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper.
- Per serving
- Saturated Fat
- Monounsaturated Fat
- Dietary Fiber
- Added Sugars
- 2 vegetable
- 1 fat
- Carbohydrate Servings