Green Bean, Bacon and Bell Pepper Salad with Feta

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Green Bean, Bacon and Bell Pepper Salad with Feta

This colorful, zesty salad is made with spiralized bell peppers, crunchy green beans, and salty feta and bacon. It’s gluten-free, meal prep friendly, and one of those side dishes or salads you’ll want to make over and over.

Green Bean, Bacon and Bell Pepper Salad with Feta

For all of those summer barbecues where you need a side dish to bring that doesn’t take long to make and can be prepped mostly in advance, look no further than this spiralized salad.

Green Bean, Bacon and Bell Pepper Salad with Feta

It’s simple, it uses up those spring and summer green beans, and who doesn’t love salty bacon and feta? If you want to change it up, use goat cheese instead of feta or try turkey bacon in place of pork bacon.

The spiralized bell peppers are key – slicing them this way ensures there’s a bit of bell pepper in each bite, as opposed to diced bell peppers, where they all fall to the bottom of the serving dish!

Green Bean, Bacon and Bell Pepper Salad with Feta

If you’re vegetarian, omit the bacon completely and sub in some crispy barbecue chickpeas (you can buy them premade) or some coconut bacon or some toasted chopped almonds. Otherwise, some cooked red quinoa would be nice for protein and texture, too.

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Serves 4

Green Bean, Bacon and Bell Pepper Salad with Feta

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 strips bacon
  • 12 oz green beans
  • 2 red bell peppers, Blade A, noodles trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tablespoon country Dijon mustard (grainy mustard)
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add in the bacon. Cook the bacon until crispy, about 7 minutes. When done, set aside on a paper towel lined plate and once cool enough to handle, crumble.
  2. While the bacon cooks, place the green beans in a steamer basket and steam until crisp tender. Once the beans are done, turn off the heat and using tongs, transfer to a bowl of ice. Immediately add in the bell peppers to the steamer basket and just let steam in remaining heat (no need to turn the heat back on.)
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Combine all the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, and honey in the bottom of a large mixing bowl, season with salt and pepper, and whisk together. Set aside.
  4. Once everything is done cooking (green beans, bell peppers, and bacon), add them to the bowl with the prepare dressing and toss well. Add the feta and toss once more. Serve.
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Green Bean, Bacon and Bell Pepper Salad with Feta

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