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farmer’s market salad

It’s easy to go overboard at the farmer’s market and come up with way more than you had intended, especially when you cook for just yourself. This salad is a result of doing just that and really is just an easy combination of what I had on hand with a few fresh ingredients I bought at the market. When beans are in season, this is one of my go-to salads.

2-3 fingerling potatoes
1/8 cup green beans
1/8 cup yellow beans
1 cup arugula
1-2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, hand torn
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2 carrot, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1-2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1. Place potatoes in a pot of cold, salted water and bring to a boil. Cook until fork tender, 25-30 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside to cool.
2. Add green and yellow beans to same pot and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl of ice water. Drain well.
3. In a medium bowl, add arugula, parsley, red onion and carrots.
4. When cool enough to handle, cut potatoes in half and add to salad bowl along with beans.
5. In a small bowl, combine mustard, vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in olive oil to emulsify. Pour enough vinaigrette over salad to coat. Serve immediately.

Serves 1.


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