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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Recently, while thumbing thru my favorite cook book..
A collection of recipes I have clipped out of magazines or received from friends, I happened on one in the Salad section that I had forgotten about.  Once I try a new dish I always give it a short review.  
This one was clipped from the local newspaper the News and Observer (N&O) on May 8, 2016.  It is a perfect side dish in the summer.

It made my eyes happy and my tummy happy. We loved it.
and I will make it lots this summer.  

Directions are a bit fuzzy I typed below:

Place a 2-qt saucepan filled halfway with water over medium heat and bring to a boil.  Add asparagus pieces and blanch 'til they are bright green.

Drain and rinse asparagus in cold water.  Transfer to medium mixing bowl.  Add beans and tomatoes.  Toss to combine.

In a small bowl, combine vinegar, cilantro and onions.Slowly whisk in Olive Oil, taste and season with salt and pepper.

Toss the dressing with the beans and veggies.  You can serve immediately, but the flavor will improve with a rest in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or up to 12 hours.

Side note:
I did not buy fruity Olive Oil I used the EVOO I had and I had navy beans here so I used them instead of Cannellini Beans. 
I don't like cilantro. I added Mrs. Dash Italian Medley seasoning.

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  1. Ooh that does sound like a lovely and fresh tasting summer salad.
    Thanks for the recipe!
    Cheers, Gail.

  2. that is a super recipe for a summer evening on a porch... while watching the sunset...

  3. That sounds like a lovely salad. I didn't know what cilantro was so Googled it. We call it coriander and I don't like it either.

  4. Hari Om
    Oh yes that's definitely my kind of eats! Like you I'd adapt to suit. Mine would be minus the onion and there would be a splash of Worcestershire sauce and lots of pepper with maybe a shave or two of cheese...feta or parmesan... Mmmmmmmmm YAM xx

  5. Thanks for posting this, I can adjust this to fit my IBS eating habits. I can eat asparagus and a few beans and I have rice vinegar and another bottle of what I can't remember the name, both work ok with IBS.. I am thinking green beans might be good like this....

  6. Summertime is definitely cold salad time. By the way we think Angel Madi has created a brand new header for you. You're lucky she's able to do this so well, lol. We have a cool down here two mornings in a row, hoorah.

  7. It looks very similar to something Mom makes these days with her weird eating habits. She loves that kind of stuff.

  8. I like the looks of it, but will probably further tweak it with things I have in my pantry.

  9. We would love this! No cilantro here either. Great dish for grilled salmon I'm thinking... thanks for sharing.

  10. The summer salad sounds delicious and very healthy! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  11. Dearest Cecilia,
    Lovely summer salad indeed for all those without CKD restrictions as beans are high in potassium.
    Mariette + Kitties

  12. A wonderful summer dish. Looks fabulous.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Love and hugs. ♥

  13. Delish summer salad recipe ~ thanks,

    Hugs to you and Angel Madi ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. That looks good. Thanks for the recipe. XO

  15. That looks yummy! I am a big fan of asparagus :-)

  16. Mom loves ALL salads. She was really happy when she saw you left out the cilantro - she doesn't like it either.

    Woos - Misty and Timber

  17. Yum! Especially if you leave out the cilantro.


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