Sunday, July 19, 2009

Potato Bean Salad

I am in love! I found these wee fruits at (where else?) Trader Joe's. The carton says Organic Baby Heirlooms. Those 3 words individually make my heart go pitter-patter. Put them together and I'm done for. I have a recipe for a fabulous Potato Bean Salad from my cousin Leslie. She's a culinary wonder. A domestic higher power. Any recipe I get from her is certified delicious. This recipe calls for potatoes and tomatoes. I started adding purple potatoes to this dish after I found out they even existed while on a harvest walk at Earthbound Farms in Carmel Valley, CA. So when I saw these purple tomatoes, I thought of this recipe and almost swooned, right there in Trader Joe's produce section. They would have had to revive me by fanning my face with my reusable grocery bags. How embarrassing. This salad's vibrant summery colors alone will light your dinner table on fire. Aren't the purple potatoes fantastic? Once you taste it, you'll never stop making it. It's piquant. It's savory. Fresh, cold, crisp, tender, salty, juicy. Just about every experience your taste buds could ask for on a hot July evening. Potato Bean Salad Red, yukon and purple potatoes, boiled til tender enough to pierce Sugar snap peas (can also try snow peas, green beans) Cherry tomatoes, halved Pesto Balsamic vinegar Salt/Pepper Olive Oil (if salad seems dry) When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut into large chunks. Toss potatoes, peas and tomatoes together. Add pesto, vinegar, salt, pepper and olive oil to taste. Toss. Serve cold.


Dandy said...

I love Trader Joe's. This salad looks sooo good!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Two of my favorites: purple veggies and Trader Joe's! Thanks for this recipe. I have purple heirloom tomatoes in the garden.. so far we've only had one ripe and I ate it right off the vine. I'm so selfish :) IT was delicious! We have to travel 2 1/2 hours for our nearest TJ's and pack two coolers w/ lotsa ice... but it's SO worth it. Love it!! -Tammy

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Thank you so much for stopping by My Front Porch!
I am going to spend some time here and get to know you and your family. Beautiful children :)
I am going to sign on as follower..nice to make new friends!

Blessings, Misha

The Fru-Gals said...

This looks gorgeous and delicious! We don't have Trader Joe's here in NH, but our farmer's market might have those delish looking tomatoes eventually, and I will try this recipe.

Lovely blog!


Jackie said...

Your blog is great! Thanks for stopping by mine...glad I could give you a laugh for the day. I'm trying to laugh about my cleaning issues too. I'll definitely be back to visit your blog!

Have a great day.