Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Garlicky, (Vegan) Bacon Blistered Green Beans #Sponsored

   This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Quail & Olive.
Complimentary product was provided for this post and this page may contain affiliate links.
However, all opinions expressed here are my own.

When Anni of The Quail & Olive* pointed out her Vegan Bacon Olive Oil, I had to have it. Seriously. My husband is plant-based during the week, so I've been getting really creative on how to add the smokiness of bacon to things such as split pea soup and more. I've landed on using pulverzied lapsang souchong tea and smoked paprika. But this bottle presented a whole new range of possibilities. I did ask what gave it that bacon flavor - if it wasn't a proprietary secret - and she shared that it is a culinary yeast that tastes like bacon which is, then, mixed in with the olive oil.


I had some green beans in the crisper; pair that with the mouth-watering photo that a fellow wine blogger shared on her social media of blistered green beans and I knew what I wanted to try first: garlicky, (vegan) bacon blistered green beans. Now, Liz's photo had huge chunks of crisped garlic that made my little foodie heart sing, but my family always groans about the vampires I must be trying to kill when I use whole cloves that they can see. So, I decided to use the Roasted Garlic Olive Oil to add that garlicky bite to the dish.

Ingredients serves 4

  • 3 Tablespoons Roasted Garlic Olive Oil
  • 1 pound organic green beans, trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegan Bacon Olive Oil
  • freshly ground salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Also needed: cast iron skillet (I use an enameled cast iron pan)

Note: if you don't have the oils I mention from The Quail & Olive, you can easily add those flavors with minced garlic and bacon. These oils just make getting those flavors all in one easy step!


Procedure

Pour garlic olive oil in you pan and heat over medium-high heat. When the oil gets hot enough to spatter, add the beans. Let the beans sit and blister for approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Stir and allow to blister for another 1 to 2 minutes. Once the beans are blistered to your liking remove them from the pan.

On a serving platter, drizzle the beans with vegan bacon olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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