Fresh Green Beans with Prosciutto

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Fresh Green Beans with Prosciutto topped with pine nuts and vinaigrette for your holiday meal! 

Fresh Green Beans with Prosciutto - The Foodie Affair

Have you started organizing your Thanksgiving menu? Do you stick with the same foods year after year or do you like to try new dishes? This green bean salad has been making an appearance on our Thanksgiving table for over 20 years! My mom made this recipe from one of her Food & Wine Magazines back in the late 80’s and I have continued to make it for my family.

The original recipe tops the beans with bacon, which is DELICIOUS, but with so many other foods being served for Thanksgiving dinner I use Prosciutto, which adds the same delicious salty flavor that bacon has, but we’re skipping the greasy clean up!

Fresh Green Beans with Prosciutto - The Foodie Affair

There is nothing like fresh green beans! I like them steamed just slightly so that they hold their form and have a nice crunch to them when you take a bite! Don’t expect leftovers. This platter of green beans is always is cleaned by the end of the evening!

If you need more recipe ideas for Thanksgiving be sure to stop by tomorrow! Twelve bloggers are hosting a Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner (I’m sharing these green beans) AND an opportunity to win a KitchenAid!! Swing by now!!

Fresh Green Beans with Prosciutto - The Foodie Affair

Fresh Green Beans with Prosciutto
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish - Vegetable
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1½ pounds green beans, trim ends
  • 6 medium cocktail tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 ounces prosciutto, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Toast pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown (watch carefully). Set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan of boiling and salted water, cook the beans until just tender (about 5 minutes). Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Arrange on a platter and place tomatoes along the sides.
  3. In a small skilled saute the prosciutto. Add the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil and cook until the sugar has disolved. Add the pine nuts and pour dressing over the beans and tomatoes. Serve immediately.

Fresh Green Beans with Prosciutto - The Foodie Affair

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Fresh Green Beans with Prosciutto topped with pine nuts and vinaigrette for your holiday meal! The Foodie Affair

Fresh Green Beans with Prosciutto topped with pine nuts and vinaigrette for your holiday meal! The Foodie Affair

 

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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30 Comments on Fresh Green Beans with Prosciutto

  1. Green beans are always on our table at Thanksgiving. I think my mom would walk out if I didn’t have her beloved green beans haha. This recipe looks delish with the pine nuts and prosciutto yummm!

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      November 13, 2014

      It’s always on our table too! Great side dish to have 🙂

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      November 13, 2014

      Thanks a bunch! The prosciutto adds the perfect amount of salt!

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    November 12, 2014

    First of all, gorgeous photos!!!! Second of all – I love green beans and just bought some the other day – would love to try these!

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      November 13, 2014

      I love how the green beans are so bright and colorful! Thanks so much for the sweet compliment 🙂

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    Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says:
    November 13, 2014

    So pretty! What a lovely holiday side! Green beans are always served, so I’m looking for a new recipe and this looks delicious!

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      November 13, 2014

      Thanks, Erica! I hope you give this recipe a try while we have fresh green beans available.

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    Norma Chang says:
    November 13, 2014

    I vote for the Prosciutto, love your presentation, very festive.

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      November 13, 2014

      I’m pleased with the switch from bacon to prosciutto, and I’m glad you agree!

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    November 13, 2014

    Yummy! I love fresh green beans! I like adding lemon juice to them as well but proscuitto sounds amazing.

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      November 13, 2014

      Thanks, Amanda! The flavors work well together, and I think a splash of lemon juice would be perfect as well!

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    November 13, 2014

    I honestly think I like crsipy Proscuitto better than bacon! WHAT? lol It’s true. These beans look like an excellent addition to any meal!

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      November 13, 2014

      LOL, I know! Bacon is just fabulous on everything, but I think the Prosciutto is better on these green beans.

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      November 13, 2014

      Right from our Farmer’s Market. Doesn’t get any fresher 🙂

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      November 19, 2014

      These would pack up nicely too if anyone is too full for dessert.

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