Honey Dijon Green Beans with Bacon + Pecans
 
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Honey Dijon Green Beans with Bacon and Pecans- Crisp tender green beans are tossed in a flavorful honey Dijon vinaigrette and topped with crumbled bacon, pecans and toasted Panko crumbs for added crunch.While the honey Dijon flavor is a perfect complement to Holiday favorites like Turkey, Ham and Prime Rib, this dish is so easy you can make it year round.
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. green beans, trimmed
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar ( or red wine vinegar)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted or candied ( or sliced almonds)
  • 2 Tbsp panko crumbs (optional)
Instructions
  1. Fill a large bowl with ice water, set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until beans are fork tender and bright green (about 5 mins.). Drain beans and plunge beans in ice water. When cool, drain, pat dry with paper towels. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Cut bacon strips into small pieces. Line a large skillet with about 2 Tbsp of water (or a splash of olive oil) over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook until they being to turn transparent. Add bacon pieces and continue to cook until bacon is crispy. Remove o a paper towel-line plate.
  4. Optional step. Wipe skillet clean return to medium-high heat and add panko crumbs. Cook stirring frequently until Panko is toasted and golden brown.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, white-wine vinegar, honey, Dijon, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over green beans; toss to coat. Plate green beans or place in a serving bowl. Just before serving top with bacon, pecans and toasted Panko.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅙ of recipe Calories: 110 Fat: 6.2 g Saturated fat: 1.3 g Carbohydrates: 11.3 g Sugar: 5.2 g Sodium: 153.8 mg Fiber: 4.3 g Protein: 4.7 g Cholesterol: 5.0 mg
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at https://www.simplehealthykitchen.com/honey-dijon-green-beans-bacon-pecans/