1/4 pound bacon, roughly chopped
1 1/2 pound green beans, washed and trimmed
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Ground black pepper, to taste
2/3 cup dried cranberries
1 (4-ounce) log goat cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to let drain.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and transfer to a large platter. Scatter bacon, cranberries, goat cheese and parsley over the top and serve.
bacon recipe source: Whole Foods Market, Whole Foods Market, Inc., 550 Bowie Street, Austin, Texas 78703-4644