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Sizzled Green Beans with Crispy Prosciutto & Pine Nuts

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  30 Minutes
Total Time:  45 Minutes
  8 servings, 3/4 cup each
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.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
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

Tip: To toast chopped nuts & seeds: Cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
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DIRECTIONS
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.


Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   8 servings, 3/4 cup each
Calories: 99
Fat. Total: 5g
Protein: 5g
Carbohydrates, Total: 10g
Fat, Saturated: 1g
Fiber: 4g
Cholesterol: 6mg
Sodium: 264mg
% Cal. from Fat: 45%
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Rating: 4
by: Emily Reviewed: 12/02/2009
Great for quick dinner at home
My husband and I love to host small dinners about twice a week. I found this recipe when I was looking for something to do with a pound of fresh green beans I had. I didn't have pine nuts so I used chopped walnuts. I toasted them first. The taste of lemon with the extra virgin olive oil was fantastic. We all went back for seconds!
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