There is nothing better than eating the fresh produce of high summer as simply and deliciously as possible. Having just got home from our 10-day honeymoon trip and having only a fresh veggie delivery and what staples were in my house, I threw together this delicious summer vegetable salad – try my recipe, or get creative and make your own!
What I had from my veggie delivery bag:
fresh green beans
What I had in my fridge/pantry:
a teeny bit of rotini pasta
salt & pepper
What the Monkey had growing on the balcony:
A few reject tomatoes with splits and/or blossom end rot, but at least half red and promising
A generous handful of Sungold and yellow pear grape tomatoes
Red sweet peppers
What I did with it all:
Lightly steamed/sauteed the green beans (snapped them into bite-sized pieces) in water, olive oil and salt; chopped all the tomatoes and one sweet pepper; boiled the rotini; julienned the basil. I cooled the beans and pasta and added it to a bowl fill of the chopped tomatoes, pepper, and basil. Salted and peppered to taste, and topped with generous grated Parmesan cheese. Simply delicious. It’s my side to easy baked tilapia filets.