Sunday, September 20, 2009

Green Bean and Tomato Salad

Green Bean & Tomato SaladThis may be my first actual vegan recipe I ever made, at least since I started blogging (butter, cheese or eggs always seems to get in the way of any other vegan meals). It tastes great too! The key is having beautiful fresh tomatoes and beans. Starting with great produce makes it hard to mess up, but adding a few key ingredients really makes all the flavours pop and brings something a little special to a plate of green beans. The Tomatoes are sunsugar tomatoes and they are from my father's garden. They are super and sweet and need to be left raw to truly enjoy their flavours!

The Recipe: Green Bean and Sunsugar Tomatoes Salad
We split this salad among 4 of us but it would be great for 2 people looking for a larger salad.
20 sunsugar tomatoes quartered(you can use any type of grape or cherry tomato)
40 green beans chopped in half
1/3 cup of fresh roughly chopped parsley
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oilSunsugar Tomatoes on the vine
1 tsp of aged balsamic (the good stuff)
pinch of sea salt
pinch of fresh ground pepper
Dash of hot sauce

Steam the green beans on the stove until tender, about 7-8 minutes. Remove the beans and cool under cold water for 10 seconds and dry. In a bowl combine all ingredients, toss and enjoy!

1 comment:

The Duo Dishes said...

Always a delicious salad. Crunchy and sweet at the same time.

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