Sizzled Green Beans with Crispy Prosciutto & Pine Nuts

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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.

 Sizzled Green Beans with Crispy Prosciutto & Pine Nuts
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
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

Directions
  1. Prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

  2. 8 servings, 3/4 cup each

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
8
Per serving
Calories
98
Carbohydrates
10g
Fat
5g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
2g
Protein
5g
Cholesterol
6mg
Dietary Fiber
4g
Potassium
196mg
Sodium
264mg
Added Sugars
Exchanges
2 vegetable
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2

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