Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tasty Tuesday


Here is the latest edition of Tasty Tuesdays! It was contributed by Dana from Just Talk. Check out her blog for another tasty recipe.



Vegetarian "Veggie & Bean" Salad
Ingredients:
1/2 c uncooked black beans OR 1 C. canned beans, drained & rinsed
1/2 c uncooked garbanzo beans OR 1 C. canned beans, drained & rinsed
2 celery stalks, sliced thin on the diagonal
2 small carrots peeled and sliced thin on the diagonal
1/2 lb asparagus OR 1 cup sliced green beans
1 Tblsp olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp dried basil OR 1 Tblsp fresh minced
1 tsp dried marjoram OR 1 Tblsp fresh minced
2 Tblsp water + 2 Tbslp lemon juice
1/4 c minced fresh parsley
1/2 red pepper, sliced in thin strips
Dressing:

12 Tblsp oilive oil
6 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (2 - 3 lemons)
basil, thyme, marjoram
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tiny pinch cayenne
Directions:
Put 6 qts water on to boil, add pasta & salt, cook al dente, drain and rinse with cold water, place in fridge to chill
Heat the oil in an 8 - 10 quart pan
Prep the veggies
Add the garlic to the oil
Add the carrots, celery & asparagus or green beans, and saute 5 minutes on med/high heat
Add the herbs and spices, saute briefly.
Drain and rinse the beans, then add to veggies.
Add the water and lemon juice, cover and simmer until veggies are tender/crisp.
Chill in pan in freezer for 15 min
Mix the dressing, combine all ingredients, including red pepper strips and minced parsley
Add salt & pepper, adjust seasonings to taste, chill for later, or devour immediately!
EAT & ENJOY!!

5 comments:

Tiff said...

Yummy that sounds good. i'm going to have to try that!

Andrea said...

Sounds tasty...and healthy too. ;)

lamamanaturale said...

Yum- that's sounds refreshing and perfect for a spring or summer day! Thanks for sharing.

Dana said...

yummy!!

Kelsey Smith said...

Oh yummmmy! Thanks!