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Green Bean Salad with Bacon

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Serve it warm or chilled—this salad is versatile and ready for any occasion.—Cynthia M. Bent, Neward, Delaware


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in pan.
  3. Add onions to drippings; cook and stir until tender. Stir in vinegar, sugars and salt until blended. Add beans; toss and heat through. Top with bacon.

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