Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shelling Season


Do you get excited when shelling beans are in season. Dried beans and legumes of all kinds are a staple for me, but there is something extra special about fresh borlotti beans that make an appearance for a few weeks each year.

So when I got some shelling beans, I decided to make this simple salad rather than drown them in curry the way my cook wished to. It's just boiled beans, steamed corn, chopped black olives, chopped scallions and a few mint leaves. I mixed all of these in a bowl, then made a simple vinaigrette.

In a mixing bowl, add a tbsp of your best olive oil and a tbsp of white wine vinegar. Add enough salt and freshly crushed pepper to season your salad, then whisk everything until blended. Pour this over the salad, mix and let it chill in the fridge for a few hours for the flavors to mingle.

7 comments:

Curry Leaf said...

Yum Delicious.Perfect salad.Filling and Have heard of the borlotti beans,but is there anyother local/hindi name ?I would like to see if it is available here.
R the shells in pink colour? I think so Do let me know

Ann said...

I don't think I've seen that pink bean either. Good girl - healthy meal - happy doctor. Now stop already and post another fudgy brownie recipe, I'll have my people (man)handle the doctor....

Srivalli said...

Lovely picture Simmi..

Malar Gandhi said...

Perfect salad, very fulfilling meal.

Adele @ WillworkforBiltong said...

Simran, I'm a doctor too, and I'll tell you a secret. The biggest contributing factor to health is happiness. So, go ahead, and have what you really want. It's not as if you're going to have cake 3 times a day 7 days a week anyway! That said, this salad looks delicious too.

Padhu said...

Healthy and filling!

poonam!! said...

looks yumm simran!! :))