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Green Bean and Bacon Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Green Bean and Bacon Salad recipe? Learn how to make Green Bean and Bacon Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by josephino

Makes 6 servings



Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence Difficulty: Easy, Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 15 min., Yield: 6 servings This salad is quick and full of flavor! No leftovers with this one. Be sure to use grainy mustard to add more flavor.

Recipe Ingredients for Green Bean and Bacon Salad

1 pound French green beans, stems trimmed
1/4 pound bacon(thick-cut) , cut in 1/4-inch pieces
2 tbsp. shallot,(1 shallot), finely chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, (halves and pieces), toasted
1 cup parsley, (1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley), leaves chopped
1 tablespoon dijon mustard(grainy)
1 tablespoon water(hot)
1 pinch sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice (1 lemon, juiced )
1 Kosher salt
1 freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Recipe Directions for Green Bean and Bacon Salad

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, blanch the green beans for 4 minutes, or until they are just crisp-tender. Drain the beans, transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking, and drain well.

  2. Put the green beans in a mixing bowl.

  3. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat, until crispy.

  4. Transfer the bacon with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels.

  5. Add the bacon to the green beans, along with the shallot, walnuts, and parsley.

  6. THE DRESSING:

  7. In a mason jar, combine the mustard, water, sugar, and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.

  8. Drizzle in the oil, put the cap on, and shake vigorously

  9. to emulsify.

  10. If planning to eat the salad right away, pour the dressing over the green bean salad and serve.

  11. If taking on a picnic, put the salad in a sealable

  12. plastic container and pack the dressing separately until ready to serve.

Categories

Vegetables, Salads, Side Dish, American, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 140.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
305
Calories from Fat
236
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.2g
40%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Sodium
502mg
21%
Potassium
238mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
8.7g
3%
Dietary Fiber
3.8g
15%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
11.3g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 5% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin C
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