2 Reviews

Broad Green Beans with Serrano Ham Recipe

Receta de Judias Verdes con Jamón Serrano

40 minutes

4 servings

We remember falling in love with this dish in Santiago de Compostela. It is very simple to prepare but the ingredients complement each other beautifully. If possible, try to find long, flat green beans, usually available in the summer. Otherwise fresh string beans will do. This is a great side dish for any meal.



Nutritional Facts

Calories 152;
Total Fat 9.6 gr (12%);
Saturated Fat 1.9 gr (9%);
Cholesterol 16 mg (5%);
Sodium 959 mg (42%);
Total Carbohydrates 11.6 gr (4%);
Fiber 4.7 gr (17%);
Sugars 2.4 gr ;
Protein 7.1 gr ;
Vitamin D 0%;
Calcium 4%;
Iron 9%;
Potassium 8%;

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

How To Cook


In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add the beans and boil for 5 minutes. Strain beans and shock in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain cooled beans well. 


Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium high heat. Sauté the beans until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Lower heat to medium, add the garlic, onion, paprika and ham, and cook stirring occasionally for 10 to 15 minutes until the beans are tender. Add a splash of sherry vinegar and salt to taste. Serve with toasted crusty bread

Ratings and Reviews


2 Reviews

You can now find frozen "Italian" green beans in some supermarkets. I used to freeze beans from the farmers markets in the summer (una pesadez!), now I have a freezer full and they are, practically, as good as the fresh ones. Also indispensable for paella and arroces. By the way, ¡la receta... excelente! Peas can also be used for this recipe.

November 2020

I made this with normal green beans and it was fantastic. Next time I'll try to find the traditional broad beansl

August 2018