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.

  • Servings: 6
Crispy Green Beans

Source: Whole Living, March 2012


  • 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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