Make Ahead

Holiday GreenĀ Beans

November 12, 2012
3 Ratings
  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

A new and delicious way to serve Green Beans this Holiday Season! —Amy Stafford @ A Healthy Life For Me

What You'll Need
  • 3 pounds Haricot verts, trimmed
  • 8 strips of microwave bacon, cooked
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots (2 large)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup Sherry Wine Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  1. Cook beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp (about 5 minutes) remove and place in an ice bath to stop cooking. (You can do this day ahead, wrap in paper towels and store in large plastic bag in refrigerator, bring to room temperature day of serving)
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook shallots and garlic until softened. Add vinegar, dijon and dried mustard. Whisk in oil, season with salt and pepper. Set aside. (Can be made day ahead and stored in refrigerator, bring back to room temperature, whisk to combine)
  3. Toss beans, dressing in a large bowl. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and cranberries on top and serve.

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Transcendancing December 28, 2014
I loved this dish! It was delicious - and a fresh and light addition to our Christmas feast (Christmas is warm in Australia). I really liked the goats cheese and craisins - the dressing was a little excessive but I'll just note that for next time I make it.