Roasted Green Bean, Apple, and Bacon Sandwiches

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

A green bean sandwich? Trust us on this one. We fell for the combo of tender beans, crisp apples, salty Parm, and tangy dressing. Keep it tidy by hollowing out the baguette to create a cradle for the fillings.

Yield: Makes 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 6 thick bacon slices
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon firmly packed lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 medium-size Red Delicious apple
  • 2 (8 1/2-oz.) French bread baguettes, cut in half horizontally
  • 4 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, thinly sliced
  • Wax paper

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425°. Toss green beans with 2 tsp. olive oil, pepper, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Place beans in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan, and bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and chill 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Arrange bacon in a single layer in jelly-roll pan. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  3. 3. Whisk together dill, next 4 ingredients, 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, and remaining 3/4 tsp. salt. Let stand 5 minutes.
  4. 4. Meanwhile, cut apple into thin slices, and toss with remaining 1 Tbsp. lemon juice.
  5. 5. Spoon vinaigrette onto top halves of baguettes. Layer beans, bacon, apple, and cheese on bottom halves. Cover with top halves of baguettes; wrap tightly in wax paper. Chill up to 2 hours. Slice sandwiches before serving.
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