Take-out Tuesday, Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Salad

My favorite dinner in the summertime is a big salad

To amp up an old Southern standby, Green Bean Bundles,

which are small bunches of green beans wrapped in bacon,

I made them into an easy satisfying salad

green bean bundle topped salad

Your microwave makes 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…and even though I usually don’t recommend

cooking bacon in the microwave {I don’t think it has as much flavor}

for this recipe it’s all right

because the bacon will be finished in the oven

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Microwave the bacon in paper towels until about half way done

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Bundle each serving of beans with 1/2 strip of bacon,

or several 1/2 strips of bacon 😋

and place in a shallow baking dish

You can make 1 bundle or as many as you need

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Microwave the butter to melt, and add garlic powder and salt

green bean bundles

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 freshly ground black pepper to taste

green bean bundle salad

You can add chopped cooked chicken if you like to make it even heartier

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
  

  • 48 fresh green beans
  • 6-8 cups assorted salad greens such as romaine, baby spinach, kale, arugula
  • 3-6 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, or several 1/2 strips, 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

Here are a few more of my favorite dinner salads

Berry Salad with Monte Cristo Croutons

Roasted Summer Vegetable Pesto Pasta Salad

Breakfast for Dinner Salad

Holiday Salad with Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Croutons

Enjoy!

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Comments
35 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Salad”
  1. Mary says:

    Yum Jenna! I haven’t had bacon-wrapped green bean bundles in years! Happy Tuesday ♥

  2. Nancy says:

    What a yummy treat topping for a delicious salad! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. BERNADETTE says:

    Yum! I just started a low carb diet, so this will be a recipe I will bookmark.

  4. lulu says:

    I’m always happy to have new salad recipes as they are often on our evening table.

  5. Everything is better when it’s wrapped in bacon!

  6. Rita C. says:

    Yum, pinned! I love salads in summer!

  7. In this heat, a salad for dinner is perfect. This is a great idea to incorporate bacon wrapped green beans into a salad and it looks delicious! Stay cool, Jenna!

  8. mmm..bacon 🙂 I am loving this simple, yet very flavourful dish!

  9. Lovely little bundles!

  10. Is there anything that you can’t cook? My mercy the food looks amazing. Jenna, I enjoy cooking and baking too. It brings me joy and especially when I see the joy on others faces as they eat it. Happy Flag Day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. lghiggins says:

    Quite a new take on salad for me. Very pretty!

  12. Kitty says:

    I eat a salad everyday at lunch, Jenna, and I think I’d really love these as a side dish. I need to get some bacon and I’m going to fix these little bundles of yumminess.

  13. Sounds good, and I’m beginning to pick green beans in the garden:@)

  14. Velva says:

    Lots of great salad recipes! Green beans are in season! Thanks for sharing with us.

  15. Jenna, such a great idea to punch up the green beans. We love bacon, so this seems like a winner.

  16. thefrenchhutch says:

    Green beans and bacon, what could be better! Summer has it’s name all over this salad Jenna! You know this is a keeper for me………

  17. We are big on salads at our house in the summer – inviting recipes!

  18. Miz Helen says:

    We featured your delicious Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Salad on Full Plate Thursday,594. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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