My Goodness. Harry's love is growing zucchini, courgettes and Scallopini,
(call them what you will) and I often joke that we live on them for at least 6
month so one learns to do many things with them and my latest trick is to
combine them into a bean salad as we often have a lot of these at once as well.
other day our good friends gave us a huge bag of delicious beans so hence this
and tail your beans and slice them up into approx 3 cm pieces and blanche them
in boiling water. I bring them to the boil and cook ever so slightly but they
still need to be crunchy. Throw in slivered zucchini (I used the yellow
ones for colour) at the last minute for a few seconds and then plunge the lot
into cold water, drain well and pat dry.
finely diced onion, chopped tomatoes, toasted sesame or sunflower seeds ( last
nights had chopped Cashews as that was all that was in the cupboard) salt and
pepper, finally add finely chopped fresh herbs like parsley, basil or whatever
a simple dressing of lemon juice, Harrys Tarrgon flavourful olive oil and honey
or golden syrup to sweeten. Toss all together and serve. This bean salad
is beautiful with fresh pan fried fish.
shared this salad with the neighbours last night and apparently the husband is
now a salad convert, well maybe to my bean salad, but hey that's a start.
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