Green Bean Salad with Baconadapted 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!