Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is one of those recipes that was born of the need to use up a bit of this and a bit of that, but suprisingly, it was a great combination! The measurements are flexible, so feel free to adjust as you wish. If you don't have shallot in your fridge, use red onion.
- 4 slices bacon, cut in pieces
- 1 cup green beans, cut in 1 in lengths
- 1 cup cauliflower floret
- 1⁄2 shallot, sliced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon butter
- 2 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled
- Fry bacon in a large skillet, until soft, but not done.
- Meanwhile, bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil.
- Add the cauliflower, cook for one minute.
- Add the green beans, cook for an additional minute.
- Drain the vegetables, set aside.
- If the bacon is very lean, and hasn't rendered enough fat to saute the vegetables, add up to a 1/2 teaspoon of butter.
- Add the shallots, beans, and cauliflower, toss to coat with the fat.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Continue to cook the vegetables just until they start to show some color and are tender enough to pierce with a knife.
- Remove to a serving dish, and top with the blue chese.
Ingrid, I am so glad you needed to use up these ingredients! I followed the recipe exactly, and this is just delicious! I used fresh green beans and cauliflower and the cooking times were dead on. I just wished I'd doubled the recipe.....it was addictive, and I found myself going back and picking up a few more pieces. :) Made for Photo Tag. Thanks for sharing!
I agree that this is a great combination. The only thing that I changed was to cook the cauliflower in a half inch of water, then emptied the pan and cooked as directed. I don't like dirtying any more pans than necessary. I didn't need to parcook my green beans as they were tiny little frozen ones. I only put blue cheese on my plate and my husband's and the kids really enjoyed it without the blue cheese. This was so easy and tasty.
This recipe has been billed as Gluten Free, but due to the presence of blue cheese (which is not gluten free because the mold is raised on bread), it is not. Celiacs and others who are gluten intolerant should substitute regular cheese, bought in a block and grated or crumbled at home.