Green Bean & Pear Salad w/ Lemon Vinaigrette
Why I Love This Recipe
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.
Ingredients You'll Need
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
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.