Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday Afternoon Salad

I usually prepare my meals early in the morning especially when I am hosting fitness guests.   Planning ahead just makes it so much easier.  Today I steamed some fresh vegetables from the farmers market.   I added baby carrots, fresh string beans and some boiled red potatoes.

Eating vegetables often doesn't have to be boring.  I always try to be creative!  So today I threw this together.  You can add any vegetable you like, but I wanted to keep it simple today.  I seasoned with a little sea salt, ground black pepper, fresh garlic, fresh chopped parsley and drizzled it with extra virgin olive oil, served at room temperature.  Be sure not to overcook the vegetables, just until the colors pop, that usually means they are done.

You can enjoy as a vegetarian meal or pair with some fish, chicken or beef. The choice is yours.

Bon Appétit!


Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Happy Birthday! I love to roast a mixture of veggies with sea salt and Evoo. I usually do carrots, onion, cabbage and pototaoes. Love this ideal too. Thanks for your B-day wish!

Chris H said...

Very pretty... shame I don't like cooked carrots!

Desiree Marini said...

This looks so good!

Judi said...

I LOVE vegetables. This looks delicious. Its the presentation...great picture.