Green Bean Pancetta Caesar Salad

Green Bean Pancetta Caesar Salad

March 15th…the Ides of March makes one think of Caesar Salad, right? However, Caesar Salad was created and named centuries after the ill-fated Roman leader. It was created by Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant, whom after a few restaurants in the U.S., ended up opening Caesar’s Palace in Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s. During prohibition, Tijuana was a popular destination and Cardini’s restaurant thrived and so did his salad!

Here’s a twist on the Caesar Salad using MARIE’S CAESAR DRESSING. This dressing is kept fresh with a PHOENIX cap. PHOENIX celebrated it’s 130th anniversary with a cookbook that featured this recipe and others submitted by our employees and customers.

  • 1 lb of green beans, trimmed
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 package of pancetta
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

Wash and trim the ends of the green beans. Blanch in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove the beans from the boiling water and place them in a bowl of ice cold water. In a small pan, heat olive oil. Sauté garlic, shallot and pancetta for 3 minutes until crispy. Using a large bowl, mix together green beans and garlic, shallot and pancetta mixture with MARIE’S SALAD DRESSING.

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