Wednesday, February 27, 2013

White Beans with Prosciutto

For dinner it always seems like I work really hard on a main dish, but then my side dishes always end up being...how you say...LAME.  It usually ends up being a mess of veggies roasted on a cookie sheet, or on my most desperate nights, some medley from a can or frozen bag.  I let it pass on the merit that we actually have some sort of green on our plate at all, but sometimes it's nice to have a thought out side dish to really complete the meal.

I rarely serve beans as a side dish, which is a shame, because they're awesome.  They're creamy, filling and lend themselves to a ton of possibilities.  I loved these white beans with prosciutto.  They are packed with flavor, but aren't too overpowering to sit alongside the main course.  The fresh herbs and white wine make them taste very fresh and bright, with just a hint of smoky/salty from the prosciutto.  Enjoy!

White Beans with Prosciutto
From The New Way to Cook Light

Ingredients

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons dry white wine
3 tablespoons fat-free chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 ounce thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped

Directions

Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add oil to pan; swirl to coat.  Add onion to pan; saute 2 minutes.  Add garlic and rosemary; saute 30 seconds.  Add wine; cook until liquid evaporates.  Add broth, pepper, and beans; cook 3 minutes or until beans are thoroughly heated.  Stir in parsley adn prosciutto.

Serves 4: 1 serving is 1/3 cup

Per Serving: 94 cal, 31g fat, 5.9g prot, 10g carb, 2.9g fiber


20 comments:

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Love the nutrition stats on this one Teresa! My husband would love this too.

Kim said...

My side dishes sound a lot like yours:) As a bean lover I could totally do this as a main dish. Looks yummy!

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Rebecca Subbiah said...

love beans as a main having them tonight this looks fab

Velva said...

I struggle with side dishes too. Your side dish here looks pretty good!

Velva

Blond Duck said...

I love white beans. I usually mix them with pimentos and olive oil but this sounds great!

Mary said...

This sounds so good! It definitely is a must try. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Joanne said...

i am so bad about making side dishes also! Since most of my main meals have so many veggies, I generally just refuse to make dishes that require a side dish lol...but these white beans do sound so tasty!

Pam said...

I rarely serve beans as a side dish. These look absolutely delicious!

Lynn said...

This sounds so yummy, Teresa. The only time I ever use prosciutto is on Christmas morning, when I wrap little pieces around melon. This recipe opens my eyes to what I've been missing. I ought to use prosciutto ALL THE TIME! Because it really is that good.

MaryMoh said...

Mmmmm.....looks very delicious. I also should serve more beans to my family. The most common ones I use is aduki beans and mung beans. I actually bought a packet of white beans a while back but looks like I have forgotten about it :D Need to go and get it out to cook. Thanks for reminding. Hope you have a great weekend. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Reeni Pisano said...

Dish me up a big bowl of this and I would be completely happy! Totally delicious.

Sandy said...

So simple, yet so yummy! :)

Debbie said...

These look delicious Teresa. I love the addition of rosemary and wine!

Barbara said...

Yeah...I'm like you. But my side is almost always asparagus. Easy and I like it. I don't get very imaginative with sides, unless company's coming. This looks good, is good for me and filling. Good idea, Teresa!

Kim said...

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Kim said...

I forgot to tell you to email me, tony.tracy@att.net. Thanks!

Blond Duck said...

Happy Monday!

Angie's Recipes said...

A nutritious and very delicious bean recipe. I love it.

Chris said...

I know what you mean about your side dishes lacking next to the main course. So much so that I just created a new board on Pinterest and pinned this to it so I'll have some options the next time I'm looking for good sidedishes.