Perfect summer dinner~ mac and cheese with green bean tomato salad 10

This recipe was created because we had the most delicious organic green beans and cherry tomatoes, and we needed to come up with something to go with it.  This salad is very easy to put together and it really tastes like summer to me.  Mac and cheese is a family favorite. We always try to change up the recipe a bit, so this time we made an herb bread crumb topping and added shallots to our cheese sauce. When there are no leftovers, you know if was a good dinner.


Green Bean and Tomato Salad

1 large bunch of green beans(about one cup)

1 small box of cherry tomatoes


3T rice wine vinegar

3T minced shallots

thyme and parsley

salt and pepper

In a shallow pan heat up some water to boiling.  Add in some salt.  Blanche your green beans for about 5 minutes.  Take off the heat and quickly rinse with cold water to stop the cooking.  Put dry beans into a bowl with some halved cherry tomatoes.  Drizzle on a little EVOO.  Stir in some minced shallots, some thyme, some parsley and some pepper and salt.  Finally, pour on your rice wine vinegar.  Stir well and enjoy a delicious cold summer salad.



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