Crispy Green Beans


This recipe is adapted from Eating Well, so it was pretty healthy to start. If you don’t have pine nuts, almonds would work.

2 lbs green beans, trimmed
2 1/2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 ozs prosciutto, thinly sliced, cut into ribbons
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp minced fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
Freshly ground pepper
1/4 c toasted pine nuts
1 1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
1 tsp lemon juice

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.

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.

8 servings

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