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Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-4 1x
  • Category: Sides


This easy recipe for Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette is the perfect summer side dish to serve whenever you’ve got a glut of green beans on your hands. 


  • 2 rashers streaky bacon
  • 300g (10 oz) green beans, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp maple syrup
  • flaky sea salt


  1. Chop the bacon into small pieces. Heat 1/2 tbsp of the olive oil over a medium high heat in a large, non-stick skillet or frying pan large enough to accommodate all the beans and fry the bacon until crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, trim the beans and make the vinaigrette by whisking together the remaining 1 tbsp of oil, vinegar, mustard and maple syrup.
  3. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and stir it into the dressing.
  4. Add the beans to the pan and fry for 10-12 minutes, tossing regularly until the beans are just tender and charred.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the dressing until it has reduced and coated the beans. Serve immediately in a warm dish, seasoned to taste with sea salt, if required.