Wednesday, October 13, 2010

balsamic green bean salad

i made this a couple months ago almost exclusively using produce from greeley gardens.  i've blogged on a couple other csa-inspired dishes, but i really made a lot more than made it to this blog.  i was able to can a lot of the veggies so i can continue to enjoy them all winter long. what i love most about my weekly bag of produce is that i'm almost immediately inspired to create a new recipe.  you can check out the weekly pics of all my csa goodies here.

  • 1 cup mixed yellow and green beans
  • 5-6 baby potatoes, diced
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons veggie broth
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter

for the miso balsamic dressing:
  • 1¼ yellow miso
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoons rosemary
  • pinch of black pepper

chop beans into 1-inch bite sized pieces. steam the diced potatoes and green beans for approximately 10-12 minutes. meanwhile, lightly sauté the mushroom slices in the butter and veggie broth for about 5 minutes and then set all the veggies aside to cool

mix the dressing ingredients in a magic bullet or blender.  put the cooked veggies in a dish and pour the dressing over top.  add in the cherry tomatoes and toss gently.

this can be served cool or warm.


HayMarket8 said...

awesome! I love the idea of combining miso with balsamic! yum! :)

T said...

Miso and balsamic are a match made in heaven, yum!

Mihl said...

I haven't had yellow beans in ages. This looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Interesting mix of ingredients.I do not like miso soup but I am open to this due to the mix with balsamic. I love a salad like this reminds me of a salad in europe but I do not remember the name...

Jill - Vegan Backpacker said...

sounds super yumm and healthy :)

VegSpinz said...

Nice use of fresh veggies!

Debt Advice said...

I always prefers the green salads in the every meal. I like to have it because it is good for health as well as freshness.