Green Beans & Pancetta with Whole-Grain Mustard Dressing

Green Beans & Pancetta with Whole-Grain Mustard Dressing

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2015

In this easy vegetable side recipe, green beans are tossed with crispy bits of pancetta, shallot and whole-grain mustard after cooking. If you can't find pancetta, bacon is a perfect alternative.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ½ cup chopped pancetta (about 2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 1½ pounds green beans, trimmed
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add pancetta and cook, stirring often, until crispy, about 5 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate.
  2. Add shallot and green beans to the pan. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add water and salt. Cover and cook until the beans are tender and the water has evaporated, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and toss with mustard, pepper and the reserved pancetta. Transfer to a serving dish.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 81 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 39 mcg folate; 7 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 823 IU vitamin A; 14 mg vitamin C; 44 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 358 mg sodium; 252 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (23% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, ½ fat

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