KickAss Green Bean Salad With Bacon Vinaigrette!

Hola! Como Estas??? Well I hope your doing muy bien, and enjoying the beginnings of what looks to be an awesome fall season! We’ve got a couple football games under our belts, and the fall brew beers are flowing...so it’s time to start thinking about hearty fall and holiday foods! And while we love anything pumpkin( seriously…it’s ridiculous!), we also love other hearty fall and winter foods. And with that in mind, here is something to add to your fall food arsenal! A green bean salad that even the pickiest eater will love! Made with haricut vert green beans, and topped with a warm bacon vinaigrette, this green bean salad will have you going back for seconds, and then some. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package haricut vert green beans
  • 2 cloves of garlic ( chopped )
  • 1 small-medium shallot ( chopped)
  • 4 large strips of bacon ( or more …because well….bacon!)
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sliced almonds
  • fontina cheese ( grated )

Method:

First thing, mix together the olive oil, vinegar, honey, and mustard together with a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Next, steam your beans by filling a pot with about an inch of water. Turn the heat to medium high, and put a steam tray into the pot. Toss those beans into the pot and put the lid on for about 7-8 minutes. While those beans are steaming, cook up the bacon until it’s nice and crispy. Once crispy, put onto a plate with a paper towel to make a bacon flavored towel to eat later…..i mean…uhh…anyways….dump some of the bacon grease out but leave a little bit in the pan. By this time the beans should be done. Drain them in a colander, and run them under cold water to stop the cooking, and keep them all nice and green! You should also chop up your drained, crispy, tasty bacon at this point too. Throw your shallot in the bacon pan for about 45 seconds. Next throw in the garlic for another 30 seconds. At this point everything is starting to come together into a mass of bean bacon bliss ( too much? lol)…throw your beans back into the pan with the garlic and shallot. Mix in your dressing, and top with a little more salt and pepper. Warm all of this through until you smell the awesomeness!! Or until the beans are heated back up ( about 3-5 minutes). To serve, throw some of this stuff on a plate and top with sliced almonds and a little bit of fontina cheese!

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