As ya’ll know, I love to cook…and I love to save $ by using what’s on hand, best when it comes from our Great Country Farms CSA or backyard bounty! Earlier this week I went a bit overboard with carrot greens and then zucchini noodles with arugula/kale/basil pesto. Family was rolling their eyes, “Mom, we’re good…but we’re not crazy,” not huge fans.
But tonight I kept it simple with a green bean salad. Tossed in cherry tomatoes and olives – Maya’s FAVORITE, seasoned simply and voila, they’re back on board!
So what I’ve learned from my “adventures in waste-not cooking” this week…is K.I.S.S. Keep it simple, sweetie.
We’ll be getting more green beans from our weekly CSA share and garden so I’m planning to replay this salad at a BBQ this weekend and I’ll add feta cheese, you’ll see that in the recipe below.
Green Bean Salad
- 2 lb green beans halved and blanched
- 1 lb halved cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1 c halved kalamata olives
- 1/2 c cubed feta cheese
- 2 T olive oil
- 1T Mrs Dash seasoning
- 1T balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste.
Toss while beans are still warm and serve room temperature or refrigerate. If serving with cheese, add just before serving.