Honey Dijon Green Beans with Bacon + Pecans
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.
Servings: 6 servings
- 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
Fill a large bowl with ice water, set aside.
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.
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.
Optional step. Wipe skillet clean return to medium-high heat and add panko crumbs. Cook stirring frequently until Panko is toasted and golden brown.
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.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.3g | Protein: 4.7g | Fat: 6.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 153.8mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 5.2g