Top-ranked recipe named "Venetian Bacon and Bean Salad"
This sophisticated but casual dish features flavors and familiar ingredients from the Mediterranean. Its perfect served warm for supper on a cold winters night and equally fitting for a summer luncheon, served at warm room temperature with fresh garlic bread.
In small bowl, toss together the bacon, red pepper, and tomatoes; set aside. In large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat; add the Swiss chard and saut until almost limp (2-3 minutes). Add garlic, saut 1 minute; add beans and stir to heat through. Add vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar; stir for 30 seconds and remove from heat. Place mixture on a serving platter, garnish with bacon mixture and herbs. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Republished with permission, National Pork Board