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Easy Peasy Green Bean Salad

March 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Our 5 year old helped to improvise this recipe with what we had on hand. She’s also the one who named it.

Salad Ingredients

A handful of green beans, blanched in boiling water

2 tomatoes sliced

1 small onion coarsely chopped

1 can of chick peas (garbanzo beans) drained

Dressing Ingredients

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar (homemade herb vinegar is good.)

2 tablespoons olive oil

pinch of salt and pepper.

Place all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl.


Whisk the ingredients for the dressing together and pour over the salad.

Toss all the ingredients together.



This salad is particularly yummy if served with crusty bread for soaking up the dressing.

Tags: Lunches

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nai Nai // Mar 7, 2008 at 2:55 am

    Do I recognize my bowl filled with that nice easy peasy salad? I guess it’s yours now.

  • 2 kitchenmom // Mar 8, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    Ha! You do indeed recognize it. Thanks for the bowl. I love it.

  • 3 Diane // Sep 21, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Wow, how fantastic that you’ve got your 5 yr old involved in this way!

    Since she likes garbanzo beans, here’s something you might like to try with her:

    Drain a can of garbanzos, dry with a teatowel, lightly stir fry in olive oil until the beans are all lightly crisped on the outside. Then add your favourite herbs or even a favourite commercial seasoning. Stir fry in the herbs another 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a colander so any excess oil can drain yet the beans can ‘dry’. These make a great snack and are healthy to boot. Believe it or not, they’re even enjoyed at kids parties!