Braden Family Cookbook
BEAN SALAD W/ BACON DRESSING
C.B. semi original
Drain and rinse the canned
beans if using them. If using dried
beans, do the over night stuff and cook them separately, etc.
Cook string beans in boiling
water for 3 - 4 minutes. They
should be just cooked and still crispy. Immediately
drop them in a big bowl of ice water w/ice cubes in it.
Drain and dry the beans on paper towels.
Cook the bacon over moderate
heat until crisp. Remove and drain
on paper towels. Take 1 tbsp. of
the hot bacon fat and, in a small bowl, whisk it together with the vegetable
oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, combine all the beans and drizzle the dressing over
them. Toss gently and top with the
bacon (crumble it as you go.)
Serve while still warm/room
Leave out the bacon for a lighter salad. Any two types of cooked beans
can be used: black, garbanzos, kidney, small white, etc.