When i was a young boy many summer lunches were spent at my grandparent s table and that s where i first learned to enjoy fresh vegetables. A bean salad fit for an elaborate italian dinner party.
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Romano bean salad. Store it in the fridge in an air tight container for several days. Roman or romano beans are italian long beans around 20cm or 8 inches in length and around an inch or so wide. This italian inspired vinaigrette salad marinated romano bean salad with potatoes recipe is the perfect side dish all year.
It s so easy to make and ready in 15 minutes. Cold romano bean salad there are different kinds of vibrant. If you don t have romano beans you can use red kidney beans instead.
I usually oscillate between mayo and vinaigrette salads especially when it comes to potato salads. 1 2 cup by. Stew romano or pole beans in a sauce made of grated tomato for a side dish that screams late summer.
These delicious flat sturdy beans are currently in season and if you see these beans grab them and make them into this wonderful slow braised roman bean dish. When i described these beans earlier in the romano bean story i was not exaggerating. Green bean salad with potatoes capers and eggs.
Any crisp green bean will work. Pound romano beans trimmed and cut in 2 inch lengths 2 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or parsley or a combination 2 ounces goat cheese crumbed optional. These roman or romano beans are a real treat and are very seasonal.
Serve the romano bean salad as a side dish to chicken shish kabobs or enjoy as a salad for lunch with grandma s easy homemade white baked bread recipe. Fresh green romano bean salad think about it. Total time 22 mins yield 4 servings serving size.
Like every italian family in town they had a backyard garden which meant an abundance of zucchini tomatoes and beans. Romano beans are wide and flat and have a less delicate texture than green beans but share their mild sweet flavor. Romano beans are similar to green beans and make a great side dish when marinated with garlic mint olive oil and vinegar.
Honestly people i feel guilty sharing these romano bean recipes when i know that a large part of the world does not have access to them. It just doesn t get any better. This romano bean salad makes a great leftover dish.