Green Beans with Bacon-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients:
  • 2 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 2 bacon slices
  • 1/4 C minced shallots
  • 3 Tbs. coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1/4 C white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
Instructions:

Cook beans in boiling water 8 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain well; set aside.

Cook bacon in a small skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, and crumble. Add shallots to bacon drippings in pan; sauté 1 minute. Add almonds; sauté 1 minute. Remove pan from heat, and cool. Add vinegar and sugar to pan, and stir until sugar dissolves. Add crumbled bacon.

Pour vinaigrette over beans, tossing gently to coat.


Date Added:April 19, 2003
Classification:Side Dishes
Source:Cooking Light
Meal:Dinner
Course:Side Dish
Preparation:

Stovetop

Notes:

2003
Regular balsamic vinegar also works here.