If you find some purple yard beans in your next CSA bag, here’s a great way to use them.
By Jerri Green
If you have a chance to join a CSA, I cannot recommend it enough. Not only do you support your local farmers but you get the freshest local produce every week. Plus, if you are a cook like me who likes a challenge every now and again, you will love getting exotic ingredients in your bag and coming up with ways to fix them. Take these purple yard beans. When you heat them they turn green (magic beans some people say), but if you keep them cool they stay this deep shade of regal purple. Its the kind of thing that can even get my two year old excited about his veggies. And, if you do find some in your CSA bag, here is just one idea for how to use them.Print
The colors were beautiful and the salad was satisfying. It was nice to have something cool on these dog days of summer that was substantial and still fresh. And while my carnivore hubby would never touch it, maybe yours would, or maybe your kids would. In the end, food for me is about love and I heart this fresh, local, purple salad.
Jerri Green is a vegetarian that lives with and loves a self-proclaimed carnivore. She makes meals work for everyone while juggling the mounting demands of motherhood. Nothing fancy but always fresh, she draws on her southern heritage to bring satisfying food to the table each and everyday.