I really have no idea why this is so popular. Whenver we have a pot luck at work everyone raves about the green bean casserole and every time I’ve tried it it was disgusting. Tasting mostly like processed food and preservatives. I mean, really, what is the big deal with this stuff and why do so many people think it’s so great?
I brought my favorite “Hearts Salad” to the pot luck:
1 can of Artichoke Hearts quartered
1 can of salad cut Heart of Palm
1 cucumber peeled and seeded and cut into bite-sized chunks
1 pt. Grape tomatoes halved
1/4 c. fresh basil minced
1 clove of garlic minced
1/4 c. Olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
It is a nice alternative to the usual tossed salad. Very easy to add things to to spice it up. Fresh tarragon is a nice addition, so is red onion if you like onions.
I’m going to toss in some sauteed shrimp and chunks of fresh mozarella tonight and call it dinner.
Just say no to green bean casserole.