Happy 4th of July all!
Burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips and dip, brownies…there’s tons of goodies when it comes to this festive holiday. Whenever I go to a party I always anticipate that there may not be many healthier options. So I like to do my part and bring a healthier side dish to share. Just call me Mama Katie, making sure you eat your veggies!
This 4th of July I’ll be attending my friend Sam’s 4th of July/birthday party. There will be the usual 4th of July food so I decided to make a veggie based side dish that represented summer.
The idea of a green bean salad popped into my head and we had bacon to use up so I thought I could add that in. I searched for a recipe on Pinterest but couldn’t find one I liked so I thought I’d just wing it! That’s when the best recipes happen any way right?
I went to Trader Joe’s and got their 16 oz bag of already trimmed and ready to eat green beans and a 16 oz container of grape tomatoes.
I was going to use a store bought dressing, but then realized I could whip something up with what we had at home. Always look to see what you have at home before just buying something store bought! I’m getting better and better at that.
Once home I chopped the green beans into bite sized pieces and halved the tomatoes.
I cooked off the bacon and sliced those into bite sized pieces. Into a big bowl they went.
For the dressing I added dijon mustard, honey, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Whisk, whisk, whisk.
Then I poured it over the mixture in the bowl and tossed until everything was nicely coated.
So simple. So healthy. So yummy!
Hope you all enjoy your holiday!
- Green beans, 16 oz.
- Grape tomatoes, 16 oz.
- 8 slices of bacon, cooked.
- 4 tbsp dijon mustard
- 4 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Salt & pepper
- 1. Break off ends of green beans. Chop into bite size pieces.
- 2. Cut tomatoes in half.
- 3. Chop bacon into bite sized pieces.
- 4. Add green beans, tomatoes and bacon into large serving bowl.
- 5. Add mustard, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper into a small bowl. Whisk until combined.
- 6. Add dressing to salad and mix until fully coated.
- 7. Serve and enjoy!