Looking for a festive side dish for your holiday party? Then look no further. We’re absolutely loving this warm green bean and asparagus salad brought to us by our recipe contributor, Zoe of Rub a Dub Dub. You won’t want to miss out on this healthy and flavor-packed salad. Here’s what Zoe has to say about this recipe:
“Never underestimate the power of a simple five ingredient meal. Some of the best and most nutritious weekday meals are simple, flavorful, and bursting with essential vitamins and minerals. This warm green beans and asparagus salad is no exception! Don’t be afraid to get inventive with this one. You can swap the almonds for macadamia or pine nuts, or add a teaspoon of lemon juice or zest to give it a little zing!”
—A large handful of green beans
—A bunch of asparagus
—200 gm feta cheese
—150gm slivered almonds, toasted
—2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
—2 tbsp olive oil
1. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the beans and asparagus until they turn bright green (approximately 3 minutes). Remove from the water and set aside.
2. Place a large fry pan over medium to high heat . Once hot, add the olive oil.
3. When the oil has heated through, quickly fry the asparagus, beans and garlic until very lightly browned.
4. Remove from the heat and cool for a minute or two, then toss together with the crumbled feta and toasted almonds. Serve immediately.