Green Beans with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Delicious with any poultry or meat dish

Serves 8 - 3/4 cup servings ‹ Back to Side Dishes

2 pounds green beans
2 thin sliced bacon slices
1/4 cup minced shallots
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped almonds
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar

Cook green beans in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain well; set aside.
Cook bacon in a small skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet. Crumble; set aside. Add shallots to bacon fat in skillet; sauté 1 minute. Add almonds; sauté 1 minute. Remove and let cool. Add sugar and vinegar; stir until sugar dissolves. Add crumbled bacon.
Pour vinaigrette over beans, tossing gently to coat.

Per Serving: 73 Calories; 3g Fat (29.5% calories from fat); trace Saturated Fat; 3g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 33mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.


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