Green Beans With Shallot Dressing Recipe -
Green Beans With Shallot Dressing Recipe
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Green Beans With Shallot Dressing

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"With this delicious dressing, green beans are totally yummers! My kids had two servings each last night!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slice on a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool and crumble bacon. Reserve 1 teaspoon of bacon drippings.
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the green beans, recover, and steam until just tender, 3 minutes.
  3. Whisk together olive oil, Dijon-style mustard, vinegar, bacon drippings, and shallot in a bowl. Toss hot, steamed green beans in a bowl with the dressing and crumbled bacon, and serve.
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  • Cook's Note
  • To make the dressing in a blender, place the olive oil, Dijon-style mustard, vinegar, bacon drippings, and shallot into blender, cover, and puree until smooth.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2008

I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit with all 16 people. Funny since the green veggie is usually overlooked on Thanksgiving!I made it in advance, re-heated and tossed w/ dressing & bacon crumbles right before serving. I added a few more pieces of bacon, to crumble on top. I'm sure I'll be making it again. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 16, 2009

The idea of raw shallots didn't appeal to me, so I sauteed them briefly in the bacon fat. Aside from that I prepared these as the recipe directed with its interesting and different ingredients. Unfortunately, neither hubs nor I cared for the tang of the vinegar and would have much preferred this without.


24 Ratings

Mar 30, 2010

Definitely has possibilities but was bitter - too much of a tang with the vinegar. I added a touch of sugar.

Feb 23, 2009

Mister said, "Amazing green beans." Thanks for the recipe!

Jan 20, 2009

Simply DELICIOUS! I doubled the bacon since we love bacon. Did not have shallots on hand so I minced some onion and garlic and I cooked them in the bacon fat before adding them to the dressing.I would could back a bit on the mustard next time but that is only my preference. Thanks submitter.

Jan 04, 2011

We are not fans of raw onions, but I thought the shallots would be ok. It was still a little too much "onion" tasting for us - it overpowered the asparagus. I'd rather just have plain steamed asparagus.

Aug 23, 2010

Disappointing. Will not make this again.

Dec 22, 2009

used with onions


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  • Calories
  • 130 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 300 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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