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Even though it is technically August the heat is still on and there is no better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing summer salad. This salad isn’t about the lettuce but rather the beans! Green Beans! Crisp garlicky green beans sauteed with cherry tomatoes, lemon wedges, sliced potatoes and yes oh yes- BACON! Top it all off with the bold flavors of the Pacific Rim Ginger sauce and you have one crazy salad that screams summer. It is Smoky, Earthy and Sweet and the best part of all is each component can actually be done ahead of time and thrown together at the last minute. Now don’t we all love last minute meals! 

Ingredients

¾ lb fresh green bean8 oz cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cloves garlic, minced ⅛ cup of Saucy Mama Pacific Rim Ginger Sauce*½ tsp salt½ tsp black pepper3 slices bacon, crumbled 2 lemons, cut into wedges (seeds removed) 1 cup of baby or new potatoes cooked, cut in half (or can use regular baking potatoes if you prefer but just cut it into large chunks) 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Heat a cast-iron grill pan. In a medium bowl, toss the green beans with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over high heat, turning once, until lightly charred, 2 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a saute pan with the remaining 2 TBSP of oil. Toss in the tomatoes, potatoes, lemons and garlic. Cook over medium to low heat for 8-10 minutes until nice and tender. Remove from heat. Transfer to a large glass bowl and combine the grilled beans with the tomatoes, lemons and potatoes. Toss with the Pacific Rim Ginger Sauce and sprinkle the crumbled bacon all over the top.
 

*Saucy Mama Pacific Rim Ginger Sauce found online

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Tags: Salad, Side Dish, Bean & Legume, Bacon, Potato, Barbecue & Grilling

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