Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I usually reserve my more exotic experiments for my lunch. I share my concoctions with the baby, but I don't force them on the carnivore. It is not fun to fix food and have someone gag while they eat it or just push it around their plate. So, when these purple yard beans showed up in our CSA recently I figured I would be the prime beneficiary or their bounty. I decided they would be great in a cool bean and potato salad.
To make your own you will need:
8 medium yukon potatoes
1 large bunch of purple yard beans
1 large tomato
2 tblsp of olive oil
1/2 a fresh lemon
salt & pepper
The colors were beautiful and the salad was satisfying. It was nice to have something cool on these dog days of summer that was substantial and still fresh. And while my carnivore would never touch it, maybe yours would or maybe they won't. But, food for me is about love and I heart this purple salad.