Bean and Bacon Salad

Bean and Bacon Salad

Bean and Bacon Salad

I got some locally grown green beans and wax beans recently. I wanted to use some of them for a salad, but not my usual bean salad.  I had some other fresh veggies, including peppers and sweet onions so I added them to the mix. I also love the smoky flavor of bacon with bean dishes. Seemed only natural to add it to the salad, too.  Here is what I did.



Bean and Bacon Salad

3-4 c. cooked beans- green, wax or mixed, cut into 1-inch pieces

4-5 slices bacon, cooked, cooled and crumbled

1 sweet pepper, seeded and diced

1/2 c. minced sweet onion

1/2  c. cider vinegar

1/4 c. oil- I used olive oil

1/4 c. sugar- or to taste

2 T. fresh chopped parsley

1 t. thyme

salt and pepper to taste

dash of hot sauce

Combine beans with bacon, sweet pepper, onion, and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour over the beans and toss to coat evenly. Cover and chill 30 minutes or longer before serving. Serves 5-6.

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