Special Occasion Side Dish
Make this for a special occasion, your guests will thank you!
  • ½ lb of fresh Italian flat beans or green beans of your choice, steamed
  • ½ lb of fresh yellow beans, steamed
  • 1 lb of fresh asparagus, steamed
  • 1 small bag of frozen lima beans, defrosted
  • 1 bag of frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted
  • ½ lb of meaty bacon cut into small chunks
  • garlic flavored olive oil, ( a must)
  • extra olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In the dead of winter I have made this using all frozen vegetables but I prefer the combination of fresh and frozen.
  2. In a deep saute pan, cook up your bacon until nice and crispy, if there's too much fat in the pan, drain it off but leave the crispy bits and add in some of that garlic olive oil.
  3. Toss in all the vegetables and then it's pretty much taste as you go to your liking, more garlic olive oil, regular olive oil, salt and pepper, there's no set measurements with the flavorings, it's all according to taste!
Recipe by Proud Italian Cook at https://www.prouditaliancook.com/2015/04/special-occasion-side-dish.html