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Lemon Beans with Prosciutto Recipe
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Lemon Beans with Prosciutto Recipe

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There’s nothing ordinary about these green beans. Prosciutto and white wine make them decadent and special. —Lori Wiese, Humboldt, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham, julienned
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 127 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 397 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook prosciutto in oil over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the wine, lemon juice and butter. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half.
  3. Meanwhile, place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Add beans to skillet; toss to coat. Sprinkle with prosciutto just before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Beans with Prosciutto in Healthy Cooking October/November 2010, p47

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 127 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 397 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed May. 2, 2012

I loved this! Would pair well with a variety of dishes and is perfect for company. Great recipe!

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