GREEN BEAN & PEAR SALAD W/ LEMON VINAIGRETTE

 

  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz (approx. 5-6 slices) beef or turkey bacon
  • 3 lbs whole green beans (ends removed)
  • 1/2 red onion (finely diced)
  • 2 Bosc pears (peeled, cored and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 lemons (juiced)
  • 2 tbsps lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • pepper

Directions

  • Place bacon strips in a cool skillet.
  • Turn on medium heat and cook until brown and crispy. Set aside.
  • Place green beans in a pot of boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove and place immediately into a bowl with ice water for 1-2 minutes.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl add lemon juice, lemon zest, brown mustard, honey, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well and slowly drizzle in olive oil.
  • Whisk until well combined and emulsified.
  • Add onions and pears to green beans and toss.
  • Pour vinaigrette over bean mixture and toss until well coated.
  • Sprinkle cheese over salad and top with crumbled bacon.
  • Serve at room temperature.

Notes

This dish is perfect all year round. It's the perfect blend of savory and sweet and it's chock full of nutritious ingredients. A meal all by itself! This will definitely be a show stopper with your family or when entertaining.

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