Recipe Box, Green Bean Bundle Salad

If types of food were a season, vegetables would be my Spring…

summer vegetables

I have even made a Vegetable Tree centerpiece

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To amp up an old Southern standby, Green Bean Bundles, I made it into an easy satisfying salad

green bean bundle topped salad

Employ your microwave to make quick work of the prep

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Fresh green beans, in a ready to cook steamer bag, can be blanched in several minutes, no fuss, no mess

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Next, microwave the bacon in paper towels until about half way done

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Bundle the beans with 1/2 strip of bacon and place in a shallow baking dish

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Melt butter in your trusty microwave and add garlic powder and salt

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Pour the butter sauce over the bean bundles and sprinkle with brown sugar

baked green bean bundles

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bacon is cooked through

savory green bean bundles

Serve atop crisp greens of your choice, like spinach, romaine, massaged kale or arugula, and pour pan juices over salad.  Season with a little freshly ground black pepper

green bean bundle salad

Drool…

Green Bean Bundle Salad

Green beans are bundled in bacon and put on top of salad greens for a unique and delicious lo-carb meal
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern

Ingredients
  

  • 50 fresh green beans
  • 6-8 cups assorted salad greens such as romaine, baby spinach, kale, arugula
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 3 T unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 T brown sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Blanch beans in boiling water until barely tender, or microwave 2-3 minutes.
  • Microwave bacon in paper towels, 1-2 minutes until partially cooked.
  • Cut bacon strips in half. Bundle beans into 6 piles and wrap 1/2 bacon strip around each bundle.
  • Place bundles in a shallow greased baking dish.
  • Mix garlic and salt with melted butter and pour over bundles. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bacon is done. Divide green into individual serving dishes and top with 1-2 bacon bundles. Pour pan drippings over salads. Serve immediately with freshly ground pepper. Makes 3-6 salads
Keyword dinner salad, green bean bundle salad, green bean bundles, green bean salad, green beans, warm salad
green bean bundle topped salad

Enjoy!

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Comments
14 Responses to “Recipe Box, Green Bean Bundle Salad”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, It’s be ages years since I’ve had green bean bundles! Love the idea of them served on a salad!

  2. Emily says:

    Salads are big here, we love them. Love the ease of this and presentation. Great recipe Jenna.

  3. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Is there a way to tie a bean around a bundle of bacon? Mmmmm. That would be tasty!

    You’re a clever girl for making this into a salad!

  4. Kim says:

    I’ve never used this recipe in a salad. A Bacon and Vidalia Onion Viniagrette would be delish too!

  5. Lynn says:

    The Earl in me would want a whole strip of bacon:@) Sounds good!

  6. Julie says:

    Wow this looks so good and yummy!
    TFS this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J! 🙂
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

  7. Jenna, I haven’t made green bean bundles in forever, but using in a salad sounds really good!

  8. JESS44903 says:

    This sounds so tasty!!

    I would LOVE for you to share this with my Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. This look amazing!! Pinned! 🙂

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Your awesome Green Bean Bundle Salad is going on my Whats For Dinner Next Week Menu for Friday, this looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Miz Helen

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