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Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans with Bacon make a great easy to make side dish that is elevated by a simple garlic tahini sauce.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 192kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 8 ounces turkey bacon cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper.

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add trimmed green beans and boil for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and place in a bowl of ice water. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle beans with dressing and top with bacon. Serve immediately.

Notes

Make these Green Beans with Bacon Vegan by using Tempeh Bacon or Coconut Bacon.
Save any leftover Tahini Sauce and serve it over a bowl or drizzled on a salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.4mg