> > >

Green Bean, Bacon and Potato Salad Recipe

© Copyright 2017. All rights reserved and enforced
Bean, Bacon and Potato Salad

Bean, Bacon and Potato Salad
© Denzil Green

This is a light tasting potato salad, though the bacon and potato will still satisfy hearty appetites. You can make this ahead and refrigerate it (in fact, the flavours are better made a day or half a day ahead) but as it's meant to be served warm, bring it back to room temperature before serving.

Number of servings: 4

Estimated Prep Time: 25 minutes

Estimated Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Directions

Put two pots of unsalted water on to boil.

Wash the potatoes; don't peel or cut them. Set aside. When one pot of water is boiling, put them in it and cook until tender, somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes.

Top, tail and wash the green beans, and cut them up into 2 or 3 inch pieces (5 to 8 cm) [Ed: or just use frozen]; set aside. When their water is boiling, cook them until just tender to the bite, about 7ish minutes. (Or microwave in a bit of water.)

Put the oil into a large mixing bowl. Squeeze in half a lemon (watching out for pits going in.) Chop up the green onion, toss it in, and stir, with a few sprinkles of salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, grill, broil, fry or microwave the bacon until it's crisp, then break it up coarsely into the oil mixture, reserving a handful for garnishing later. Add the drained green beans, stir.

When the potatoes are cooked, drain them. Any that are overly large for a salad, cut them up, but don't peel.

Add the potatoes to bacon and bean mixture. Toss the salad lightly so that you don't break up the potatoes, taste, season more as you think needed with salt and pepper and toss lightly again, then garnish with the reserved bacon and send to the table.

Recipe notes

Instead of new potatoes, you can use salad potatoes. Or larger waxy potatoes, and just cut them up more.

For the bacon, use American-style bacon (aka streaky bacon in the UK), or pancetta.

For the green beans, you can use frozen or fresh. You can also use runner beans.

This recipe is easily doubled or tripled.

Please share this recipe with your friends. They may love it.


Comments

See also:

Salad Recipes

Anchovy and Caper Salad Dressing Recipe; Asparagus Wreath Salad Recipe; Avocado & Shrimp Spinach Salad Recipe; Bacon and Egg Salad Recipe; Black Bean & Corn Salad Recipe; Blender Mayonnaise Recipe; Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe; Cannellini Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Roasted Tomatoes Recipe; Charlotte Potato Salad with Single Cream, Lemon and Chives Recipe; Chèvre and Walnut Spinach Salad Recipe; Corn & Tomato Salad Recipe; Creamy Anchovy, Dijon and Caper Salad Dressing; Creamy Bean Salad; Creamy Marinated Cauliflower Salad; Creamy Skinny Coleslaw Dressing; Crispy Tofu and Black Sesame Seed Shirataki Noodle Salad; Dijon Salad Dressing Recipe; Dilled Bean and Pepper Salad; Eastern Carolina Coleslaw Recipe; Eggy Potato Salad; Fennel, Watercress & Walnut Salad Recipe; Gelled Tomato, Basil and Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad; Green Bean, Bacon and Potato Salad Recipe; Grilled Eggplant and Feta Salad Recipe; Grilled Halloumi Cheese & Spinach Salad with Tapenade Recipe; Insalata di Rinforzo; Ketchup Coleslaw Recipe; Kilt Lettuce Recipe; Lemon and Anchovy Dressing Recipe; Lemon & Oil Dressing Recipe; Marinated Mushrooms; Mayonnaise (sugar free) Recipe; Mushroom and Blue Cheese Salad Recipe; Notato Salad Recipe; Pepper and Anchovy Salad Recipe; Pickled Beets, Sour Cream and Dill Salad; Potato and Pancetta Salad Recipe; Ranch Dressing Recipe; Ricotta, Coleslaw and Lime Jelly Salad; Roasted Root Vegetable Salad Recipe; Salad Dressing Base; Skinny Caesar Salad Dressing; Skinny Tuna Pasta Salad; Sour Cream and Bacon Potato Salad Recipe; Speck's Potato Salad Recipe; Stilton Dressing Recipe; Strawberry and Olive Salad Recipe; Sweet and Sour Green Bean and Water Chestnut Salad; Tapenade Pasta Salad Recipe; Tomato & Mozzarella Pasta Salad Recipe; Tomato, Mint & Lemon Salad Recipe; Tuna and Chickpea Salad Recipe; Tuna Cashew Pasta Salad; Tuna Pasta Salad with Pesto Recipe; Walnut and Carrot Salad Recipe

You may also like: