Crispy green beans tossed with Italian style bacon and cruncy pine nuts. You won't even know you're eating your vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 Ounce pancetta, ¼ inch dice
  • 9 Ounce green beans
  • 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted pine nuts

Preparation

Step 1:

Start by toasting pine nuts in a dry sauté pan until slightly darker in color. Blanch green beans in boiling water and transfer to an ice bath to retain color.

Step 2:

Heat a sauté pan over medium heat and add oil and pancetta to render. Once the pancetta begins to crisp, add in the blanched green beans and cook for 5-7 minutes with the pancetta.

Step 3:

Toss and season with red pepper flakes; heat until cooked all the way through. Transfer to a serving dish and top with toasted pine nuts.