Smoky bacon, fresh lemon, and zesty mustard give quick-cooking green beans an easy gourmet upgrade.
- 1 lb. green beans trimmed
- 3 strips bacon
- 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- lemon slices optional
Bring large pot salted water to boil over medium-high heat. Add green beans; cook until just tender, 5 minutes. Drain well.
Meanwhile, in nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, turning, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. When cool enough to handle, break into pieces; reserve.
In bowl, whisk together mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper until salt is dissolved; whisk in oil until blended. Add green beans; toss until coated. Transfer to serving bowl; sprinkle with bacon. If desired, serve with lemon.