Crispy Green Beans

Pitas can be more than just pockets! Let the flatbread find its varied potential with this quick and unconventional meatless recipe. No hummus necessary.
Whole Living, March 2012
  • Yield Serves 6
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  • 1 pita, torn
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1 pound trimmed green beans
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon


  1. Pulse pita in a food processor until coarsely ground. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add pita crumbs and cook, stirring, until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Steam green beans in batches until bright green and crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish, drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with seasoned breadcrumbs.

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