Do You Have A Sunday Recipe You Can Share?
August 17, 2008 6:48am CST
Hello myLotters, it's early Sunday morning and I've been pondering what to cook today. I'm still undecided but thought it would be nice to share a recipe. Here's a quick and healthy Bean Salad for you: Ingredients----1 and 1/2 cups drained canned chick peas, 1/4 pound cooked fresh green beans cut in 2, 1/4 pound cooked fresh yellow beans cut in 2, 2 chopped dry shallots, 1 and 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 smashed and chopped garlic clove, 2 tablespoons wine vinegar, 6 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley, 1/4 teaspoon tarragon and salt and pepper. Place chick peas, green and yellow beans in mixing bowl and season well. Place shallots, mustard, garlic, vinegar and oil in a small bowl, then season and use a whisk to mix well until thick. Pour dressing over salad ingredients and mix well, then add parsley and tarragon and mix again. Marinate 15 minutes at room temperature mixing once during this time. Serve and enjoy. Let me know how it turns out.
• Cambridge, England
17 Aug 08
I like your salad, though I was never too fond of chickpeas which always seem too chewy to me. I would substitute borlottis or pintos or even red beans. I would also be inclined to add some chopped fresh tomato and a little basil or cilantro/coriander and savory (either summer or winter savory, if you can find it). A pinch of cumin also goes very well with beans. My favourite bean of all is the broad bean (or faba). Faba beans are often sold dried and ripe, I believe, and are good but not as good as fresh, young broad beans which you can cook in the pod if they are young enough. I like to make a dish which, I think, is Mediterranean or Middle Eastern. The Jewish name for it is Pul Behtarmil. 1lb fresh, young broad beans in pod (they should not be thicker than a finger) 4 tbs oil 2 1/2 oz onion, chopped 1 clove garlic 1 tbs chopped parsley 1 tbs chopped dill leaves salt and pepper to taste pinch of cumin about 1 cup (8 fl oz, 250ml) water (I sometimes use a can of chopped tomatoes instead). Chop the onion. Wash and string the beans and slice them into bite-size pieces. Heat the oil and add the beans, onion and garlic and stir fry till the onion is transparent (just a minute or two). Add the remaining ingredients with only enough liquid to keep the mixture from frying. Bring to the boil and cover and simmer slowly for about 20 - 30 mins. You can also cook green or yellow beans or string (runner) beans like this. It makes a good side dish or even a main dish with nice crusty bread or rice.
• United States
17 Aug 08
I like your sugesstion about substituting the chickpeas with red beans. I'll have to try that. Thanks for participating in my discussion. Another poster has informed me that it's against the rules to post recipes. I'm just getting back into the swing of things, so I'll review the rules before I do anymore postings. Were you aware of this?
• Cambridge, England
18 Aug 08
Yes, the Guidelines say: "DON'T Post jokes, recipes, etc. as discussions. This is a form of abuse and all recipes and jokes will be deleted if they are started as a discussion." Since you are asking for ideas as well as posting a recipe, I think your discussion is OK and in the spirit of MyLot. Just posting a recipe or a joke without any question attached doesn't invite discussion, though, which is why that rule is there.