HOWARD L. PUCKETT
Yield
8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Bits of crispy bacon, almonds, and balsamic vinegar can dress up steamed green beans and make them appealing even to the veggie-averse. Or try the same method with any of your favorite veggies from cabbage to peas to corn.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook green beans in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain well; set aside.

Step 2

Cook bacon in a small skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet. Crumble; set aside. Add shallots to bacon fat in skillet; sauté 1 minute. Add almonds; sauté 1 minute. Remove and let cool. Add sugar and vinegar; stir until sugar dissolves. Add crumbled bacon.

Step 3

Pour vinaigrette over beans, tossing gently to coat.

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