Tart apples, savory bacon, and crisp-tender pea pods combine to make a colorful and versatile side dish. To make ahead, prep all but the apples ahead of time, then sauté this dish right before serving.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
2 teaspoons cooking oil
3 slices turkey bacon, cut crosswise into thin strips
2 medium leeks, chopped ( ⅔ cup)
3 tart red cooking apples (such as Jonathan), cut into ½-inch-thick slices
4 cups fresh pea pods, trimmed and strings removed
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon cracked black pepper
Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add bacon; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or just until crisp, stirring occasionally. Add leeks and apples; cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or just until the apples are tender. Add pea pods; cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more or until the pea pods are crisp-tender. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.