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White Beans with Prosciutto

White Beans with Prosciutto
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
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Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

Canned cannellini beans are seasoned with fresh garlic and rosemary and simmered with splashes of white wine and chicken broth. Using canned beans allow you to get a quick side like Whites Beans with Proscuitto to the table fast.    

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, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 ounce thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped (about 1/4 cup)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 94
  • fat 3.1 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 1.7 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 5.9 g
  • carbohydrate 10.6 g
  • fiber 2.9 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 356 mg
  • calcium 35 mg

How to Make It

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

  2. Escarole & Bean Sauté: Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Gradually add a (1-pound) bag of chopped escarole, and cook 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup water; cover. Cook for 30 seconds, and uncover. Add 4 teaspoons garlic, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and beans. Cook for 2 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and black pepper. Serves 6 (serving size: about 2/3 cup). CALORIES 62; FAT 7g (sat 3g,); SODIUM 226mg

  3. Lemony Bean Salad: Combine 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic, 1/4 teaspoon ­Dijon mustard, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon sugar in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add 1/4 cup red onion, parsley, and cannellini beans; toss gently to coat. Top with 2 tablespoons shaved fresh ­Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup). CALORIES 86; FAT 3g (sat 8g,); SODIUM 194mg