I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer, and neither should you. Make this dish as a side, or, better yet, an entree to celebrate this last day of summer.
1 pound green beans, trimmed
4 peaches, cut into wedges
1 pint sungold tomatoes, halved
Maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup goat’s milk Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp sumac
1. Blanch green beans in salted boiling water until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Shock in an ice water bath.
2. Lightly coat peaches in canola or other neutral oil and grill to desired char.
3. Place green beans on plate or platter and top with peaches and tomatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
4. Stir together yogurt and sumac, along with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Top salad with a dollop of yogurt.
Okay so, the wings aren’t healthy. BUT, it was the night of the Fantasy Football Draft, so the boys obviously deserved to treat themselves, what with all the strategy and mouse-clicks.
1/2 cup red quinoa, rinsed
kosher salt and black pepper
3/4 pound green beans
1 summer squash, very thinly sliced
1 small bunch mint, rough chop
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1. Prepare the quinoa according to the package directions, seasoning the water with a bit of salt and pepper. Cool.
2. In boiling salted water, blanch the green beans for 3-5 minutes, or until crisp tender. Drain and run under cold water. Cut in half on a bias.
3. Combine the quinoa, green beans, squash ribbons, mint, lemon juice and olive oil.
4. Gently toss to combine and adjust seasoning to taste.
1 pound red bliss potatoes
1/2 pound green beans
4-5 scallions, thinly sliced
juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic, gently crushed
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
1. Place potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until potatoes can be easily pierced with a knife.
2. Bring another pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and blanch for 3-5 minutes, or until tender but still firm and bright green. Drain and rinse the green beans briefly under cold running water.
3. Meanwhile, combine scallions with lemon juice, garlic clove, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Allow to marinate for 15-20 minutes. Remove garlic clove and then whisk in olive oil.
4. Drain the potatoes and, while still warm, cut each into 8 pieces and immediately toss with the vinaigrette.
5. Cut the green beans in half on a diagonal. Add to the potatoes and stir to coat.
6. Adjust seasoning and eat. Like, now.
This was a perfect served alongside roasted chicken.