Posts tagged ‘green beans’

June 29, 2011

Green Bean Sauté with Chickpea-Arugula Salad

by Jen

I wanted to prepare a simple dish whose ingredients would be likely to survive the bicycle ride home from Russo’s, and found this recipe for green beans, wax beans, tomatoes, and garlic.  The result was roughly equal to the sum of its parts.  I also bought some arugula, and made it into a side salad with chickpeas and feta cheese, dressed with a basalmic vinaigrette.

June 20, 2011

Herb Salad

by Jen

On Sunday afternoon, I made this delicious salad of corn, lettuce, green beans, and herbs  as a contribution to the Father’s Day dinner of steak, potato salad, and swiss chard, prepared for Alexa’s father and eaten outside.  I used chives and mint (instead of cilantro) lifted from Alexa’s mother’s garden.

The dressing is made of mashed garlic, yogurt, lemon juice, and avocado, pureed together using the hand blender Jaime and Ravi got Alexa for her birthday.  I thought the dressing was so tasty that I used all of it, yielding a more “potato salad” than “green salad” feel, but I think you could dress it much less and it would be good.  Though maybe not quite as good…

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