Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

I found this recipe on Real Simple and thought it would make an excellent addition to our early Thanksgiving meal that I made on Sunday. I loved the tangy flavor of the vinaigrette with the crisp-tender green beans. They paired nicely with the rest of the meal and everybody said they were tasty.

Bring a pot of water to a boil and season with sea salt. Add the green beans and cook until just crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water to cool and preserve the bright green color of the beans; transfer to a bowl.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 3-4 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.

Discard all but 1 tbsp of the bacon drippings from the skillet and return to medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the green beans back to the pan and toss to coat evenly and re-heat the green beans. Pour into serving bowl. Enjoy.


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Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

Yield: 8

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

3/4 lb green beans, trimmed
3 slices bacon
1 shallots, sliced
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp whole-grain mustard
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

Bring a pot of water to a boil and season with sea salt. Add the green beans and cook until just crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water to cool and preserve the bright green color of the beans; transfer to a bowl.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 3-4 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.

Discard all but 1 tbsp of the bacon drippings from the skillet and return to medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the green beans back to the pan and toss to coat evenly and re-heat the green beans. Pour into serving bowl. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Real Simple

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11 Responses to “Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette”

  1. 1

    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — November 18, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    I am obsessed with green beans at the moment so can’t wait to try this recipe this week!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — November 18, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    I love green beans! Using a bacon vinaigrette is pure genius!

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    Larry — November 19, 2013 @ 5:19 am

    Everything’s better with bacon – now that’s a fact.

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    Lia — November 19, 2013 @ 5:41 am

    Delicious Pam. Love it!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Chris — November 19, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    Try making that vinaigrette warm and drizzle it over a spinach salad – YUM!

    I only know this because we have done it many times, it’s also good on a house salad.

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    Martha — November 19, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    I like the sound of that vinaigrette! Yum! New ways to prepare green beans is always a good thing! Thanks for sharing!

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    Joanne — November 19, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    Dare I say I could get my picky family to eat this with all that bacon in there?!

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    Blond Duck — November 19, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    I’m back!

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    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) — November 20, 2013 @ 4:41 am

    I’ve made a similar dressing like this for salad, and I love the idea for green beans. Thanks for the idea.

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    Kim in MD — November 20, 2013 @ 3:35 pm

    These green beans look so delicious, Pam!

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    grace — November 21, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    i can’t think of a better way to spruce up some green beans!

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