Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Bounty of Organic Vegetables at your local Farmers Market

Organic Green Beans and Heirloom Tomatoes

At this time of year, July, all varieties of green beans are abundant at your local farmers market. Even better most of the produce offered at your farmers market is organically grown. To make sure, just ask when you are making your vegetable and fruit selections.
Heirloom tomatoes have made a welcome comeback to the market and even your own garden. You can find a wide variety of vibrant colors, textures, and tastes all wrapped up in these healthy delicious tomatoes.
Preparing the Organic Green Beans and Heirloom Tomatoes with a light Vinegar Dressing

2 Servings

1 cup Fresh Green Beans trimmed and cut into bite size pieces
2 medium Heirloom Tomatoes sliced into wedges
1 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
½ tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Optional)
¼ tsp. Fresh Oregano (Dried can be used)
¼ tsp. Fresh Rosemary (Dried can be used)
¼ tsp. Fresh Thyme (Dried can be used)
1 tsp. Stone Ground Mustard
1/8 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Wash and trim green beans. Cut into bite size pieces
Cook beans in boiling water just until tender, do not overcook. You can also steam or microwave (2minutes)  the beans until tender.
Cut tomatoes into small wedges
Mix vinegar, olive oil (optional), oregano, rosemary, thyme, mustard, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Toss beans and tomatoes with the dressing and serve.
You can garnish the dish with more fresh herbs, red pepper if you like. Enjoy!

Omitting the olive oil makes this recipe low in fat and low in calories. Great for any meal.

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