Monday, April 30, 2012

Green Bean Salad With Bacon

Sometimes I have to give you something other than dessert and/or chocolate - for a more balanced diet - LOL! I recently tried this recipe for a potluck and it was yummy! It was nice to have something a little different to do with green beans. As the weather gets warm, I love having a new salad to try.

Green Bean Salad with Bacon
adapted from Cooking Light

2 pounds green beans, trimmed
5 bacon slices
2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Cook beans in boiling water 5 minutes. Drain and plunge beans into ice water. Drain. Place beans in large bowl.

Cook bacon slices in skillet over medium until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving about a teaspoon of drippings in pan. Crumble bacon and set aside. Add chopped shallots to drippings in pan. Stir frequently and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add red wine vinegar and cook for 30 seconds while scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Drizzle mixture over beans.

Combine honey, mustard, pepper, and salt. Stir with whisk. Pour over green bean mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon.

Yum - are you going to give it a try? If you prefer your green beans as a warm side dish - you can try my friend Kim's Bacon Green Bean Recipe.

This post is linked to:
 ~ Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed With Grace
 ~ Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
 ~ Chic & Crafty Party at The Frugal Girls

Have a blessed day friends!


  1. You know how I love bacon with our green beans. LOL!
    Big you could have said cat hair and bacon and I probably would have still clicked over for the recipe size hugs to you!
    Love you my friend!

  2. That sounds delicious! I'm always looking for new green bean recipes too. Will definitely keep this one in mind!

  3. I am a sucker for any recipe that includes pan dripping and bacon grease! this looks divine!


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