This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Men and Melons are hard to know."
This is a riff on the classic appetizer of melon and prosciutto. I wanted something more substantial to serve as a side dish and the creamy white beans make a great counterpoint to the sweet melon and salty ham. Using the lime and sage bring a tart and a savory note to round out the recipe.
I love to serve this as a side dish with a spicy meal like the Skirt Steak with Pimentos.
There is no bean that actually carries the name "white bean". When a recipe calls for white beans, it can mean any one of a number of choices of bean.
The most common white bean used are Navy beans. As with almost every bean, Navy beans have other names including Yankee beans, Boston beans, Boston Navy beans, Pea beans and white pearl beans. The French call these haricot blanc beans.
Another white bean choice is the Great Northern bean. These are slightly larger than Navy beans but are similar in taste and texture.
In some specialty shops you will find the French Flageolet beans (they are actually grown in California). These are a light, creamy bean with a fine texture when cooked that is not at all grainy.
There is also the white kidney bean. This is the one that the Italians call cannellini or fazolia. They are somewhat firmer than other white beans and make a great addition to soups.
Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 1 1/2 cups
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.
This recipe keeps well, refrigerated, for 3-4 days. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.
|2 cups||cantaloupe (small dice)|
|1 15 ounce can||no salt added navy beans (drained and rinsed)|
|1 ounce||proscuitto (cut into small dice)|
|1 Tbsp||olive oil|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|1 tsp||rubbed sage|
Place the cantaloupe, beans, ham, olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper and sage in a large bowl.
Fold together until well blended.
Chill before serving.
Serving size = about 1 1/2 cups
Servings = 4
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 167||Calories from Fat 40|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 4g||7%|
|Saturated Fat <1g||3%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 24g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||26%|
|Vitamin A 51%||Vitamin C 53%|
|Calcium 6%||Iron 13%|
|Vitamin K 7 mcg||Potassium 550 mg|
|Magnesium 59 mg|