Green Bean, Radish and Bacon Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing | Fresh green beans and radishes mixed with bacon and topped with an amazing feta dressing! The perfect summer salad!

Green Bean, Radish and Bacon Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

Full of flavor and texture is exactly what this Green Bean, Radish and Bacon Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing is the perfect side dish to serve this summer!

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Salad on a Friday?! I know, it shouldn’t be allowed. What you really want to be looking at a pizza or fries or dessert, salads are for Mondays. I promise you though, this Green Bean, Radish and Bacon Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing is a good one.

Green Bean, Radish and Bacon Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing | Fresh green beans and radishes mixed with bacon and topped with an amazing feta dressing! The perfect summer salad! In case you are confused this is Danae from Recipe Runner. You’ll be seeing me a little more than usual over the next few months while Ashley spends some extra time with her new baby girl. I’m excited to be helping her out and to have the opportunity to share more recipes with you!

Green Bean, Radish and Bacon Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing | Fresh green beans and radishes mixed with bacon and topped with an amazing feta dressing! The perfect summer salad! So, this green bean salad, let’s talk about it. Green beans aren’t something I go out of my way to buy at the store. I like them, but I’m never drawn to them as much as I am other vegetables. A few weeks ago I was at our farmers’ market with the intention of buying Colorado peaches. If you follow my blog, you know I’m obsessed with them and wait impatiently for them every year like a kid on Christmas morning. Yes, they are that good! Anyways, when I found my peaches, they just happened to be parked next to a couple boxes of green and wax beans. Well, I’m a sucker for any produce that looks good and these beans looked good! So I filled up a bag without a clue of what I would make with them.

Green Bean, Radish and Bacon Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing | Fresh green beans and radishes mixed with bacon and topped with an amazing feta dressing! The perfect summer salad! Usually when I have vegetables and no plans to use them in a recipe I roast or grill them to put on salads. These green beans though were too pretty, I wanted them to be the star of a recipe. I rummaged through the fridge and grabbed all the ingredients I thought would go well together in a salad. Spicy radishes, crisp, salty bacon (bacon can only make things better), and feta because cheese. The combination of flavors and textures makes this the perfect summer salad, plus it’s a little different from the usual because no lettuce. Aside from those green beans, the feta dressing was pretty darn amazing! Creamy, tangy, salty and perfect on top of the salad. So, even though it’s Friday I highly encourage you to find some green beans at your farmers’ market this weekend and make this Green Bean, Radish and Bacon Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing! Have a great weekend!

Yields 4 servings

Green Bean, Radish and Bacon Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Feta Dressing
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Juice of half of a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • Salad
  • 1 pound trimmed fresh green beans or a mix of green and wax beans, blanched
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices cooked and chopped bacon
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 ounce crumbled feta
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

    Feta Dressing
  1. Place all of the ingredients for the dressing in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Salad
  4. In a large bowl toss together the blanched green beans, sliced radishes, chopped bacon, chives, olive oil, kosher salt and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle or gently stir in the feta being careful not to break it up too much.
  6. Drizzle the salad with some of the feta dressing or serve alongside the salad.
  7. The salad may be served in the bowl or on a serving plate.
http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2016/08/05/green-bean-radish-and-bacon-salad-with-creamy-feta-dressing/

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