Monday, April 07, 2008

RECIPE ~ Green Bean & Asparagus Salad

Tangy, fresh and easy to digest, you can't go wrong with all the healthy ingredients in this salad! Here I added a cubed turnip to the mix, which I steamed together with the vegetables.

2 cups asparagus, chopped in 2-inch pieces and tough ends discarded
2 cups green beans, cut in half
1 red onion, finely sliced in half moons
1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
juice and grated rind of 1/2 lemon
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted
2 tsp dried tarragon
salt and pepper to taste

Steam the green beans and asparagus until tender, 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse under cold water. Drain. Steam onion until just wilted, a few minutes.

In a small pan, heat the pine nuts over medium heat until lightly browned and fragrant.

In a large bowl, place the green beans, asparagus, onion and parsley, and toss with the lemon juice, grated rind, olive oil, nuts and tarragon. Season with a bit of salt and plent of fresh ground black pepper and top with pine nuts. Makes a hearty side salad for two.

A wonderfully tri-doshic recipe!
PITTAS replace pine nuts with chopped almonds or sunflower seeds; use minimal salt and pepper
KAPHAS replace pine nuts with chopped almonds or sunflower seeds; use minimal oil, salt and pepper


ts said...

lovely recipe....I am going to make this once the weather gets a bit warmer here in NL!


jmarie said...

reduced a bit the lemon and parsley. tasty, fresh. yum!