There are so many reasons to love warm weather, and for a foodie like myself, in-season fruits and veggies is right at the top of the list.
I love to take advantage of the bounty while it is frugal-er than off season. I love to see all the little fruit stands opening along the sides of the roads!
Pretty much any vegetable is delicious when roasted at high heat. Or, even better, if you have a grill pan- – thrown on the grill.
Last night I tossed some fresh green beans in some balsamic vinaigrette ( I used Newman’s Own Light Balsamic Vinaigrette) and roasted them at the top of the oven at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes. Then, I sprinkled a little – very little – pecans and feta on top. MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm!!!
I will use this very same technique – fresh veggies, a little vinaigrette, high heat, a few crunchies on top – as a summertime go-to side dish!
–posted by Donna