Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Green Bean and Pomegranate Salad

I made this salad a while ago for some friends who were coming for a braai (barbeque if you don't speak South African). It was a great hit and it looked so pretty (and Paulie loved that he got some pomegranate pips). I got it out of my Bill Granger: Holiday cooking book. 

Here is the recipe:

350g small green beans, topped but not tailed
1 small red onion
a handful of fresh flat leaf parsley leaves
a handful of fresh mint leaves
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
pomegranate seeds

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
1 tablespoon lemon juice
a pinch of caster sugar

I added croutons, because I love them and I left the pomegranate molasses out of the salad because I couldn't find it in the shops. If you want to add croutons like I did, throw the dressing on before you put them on so they don't go soggy.


Now is the time...

Since I have been threatening to do it for a while and have kind of become addicted to a few of my friends blogs I thought that now is the time that I start my own. I was going to start a 'learning to cook' blog but lately I have thought of other things which I think are blog worthy. I guess we will just have to wait and see where the posts take us...

Firstly, let me introduce us. I am Tiffany, part-time stay at home wife and part-time tutor. Paulie is a dusky headed conure (aka mini parrot) and my little cuddle bug. We love to do crafts, knit, learn to cook and watch movies together. We are new to blogging and hope that you will join us on our journey.