Monday, August 31, 2009

Magazine Monday #46: Bean & Barley Salad

Before we get to my recipe selection for this week, answer me this simple question: which of these things is not like the other:Yeah, one of my 8 or 9 bean plants is producing green beans. They are tough and stringy and not very good - obviously the product of a bad seed. Hmph.

Anyhoo, let's get onto today's MM recipe. Since I have beans coming out of the old wazoo, I have to start getting creative with how I use them, or else I'll become bored very easily. So, I found this recipe in Canadian Living's July 2009 issue while looking for a side dish to serve with the huckleberry pork loin I made.

Recipe here.

I made a few substitutions. I used spinach instead of arugula and I used cider vinegar instead of the white wine vinegar. All in all, this was a great salad! Light, hearty, nourishing, nutritious - a huge hit. Definitely a keeper!

Also joining me this week:

Cathy of Accountants Can Cook? made a roasted cauliflower risotto from Canadian Living's most recent issue.

Andreas of Delta Kitchen made an absolutely mouthwatering Chanterelle Carbonara from German magazine Essen & Trinken.

10 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A deliciously healthy salad!

Cheers,

Rosa

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

So fresh and healthy, what a great salad!

girlichef said...

This sounds delicious and healthy! I prefer spinach to arugula anyway...this is rightup my alley! YUm.

A Year on the Grill said...

Nicely done, I need to serve more salads. Green Beans are so cheap around here right now, every farm stand has them. This will be on my labor day menu. Thanks as always...
'great blog

Palidor said...

I'm not a big fan of green beans either... they squeak when you eat them, which drives me nuts! LOL! Great looking salad.

Bob said...

Mmmm, that looks great. I've been meaning to do more stuff with barley.

Pierce said...

I really wanted to participate in the Mag Monday but well.....I didn't get my shit together at all this week.

Will you do it next week?

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I'm kicking myself right now! I spaced out on sending you my Peach Cake. This salad looks great!

The Blonde Duck said...

Thanks for reading Natashya's post! And this salad looks great!

Wandering Coyote said...

Pierce: yes, there will be MM next week, too!

Reeni: man, I saw that recipe on your site and totally forgot to ask you if you'd like it included! I can include it next week if you'd like!

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