Friday, March 16, 2012

Pop - what a happy sound

I have a disgusting habit.

I'm a popper.

I love biting into cherry tomatoes so that they pop open in my mouth.

Because of this, I love cherry tomatoes.  I put them on all our salads.  Thatboy isn't as big of a fan.  Partly because he doesn't like tomatoes.  Partly because he's not a popper.

But as we know, I can either be very sweet to my husband, or a total wench.  This is a wench time.  A salad in which the cherry tomatoes are the star.  Everything else is merely a supporting character.

Alright, to be honest, if you had to pick a star of this salad, it would probably be the green beans.  But green beans are skinny and boring.  Not nearly as sexy as the plump, juicy, tomato.  That beauty's got curves.

Fresh green beans, crisp celery, sour olives and juicy tomatoes.  You can pick your favorite -in reality, they're all winners.

Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups balanced green beans
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup kalamata olives
1/2 cup celery cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 Tbsp dried dill
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  1. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar with 1/4 tsp salt and let sit for a minute or two, until the salt dissolves.  Whisk in the pepper and olive oil.
  2. Trim the green beans and cut them into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Toss the green beans with the tomatoes, olives, green onions, and celery.
  4. Pour the dressing over all the veggies and season with salt, dill, and parsley.


  1. Love the sound of this salad..including the pop!

  2. I totally pop cherry tomatoes also! That's half the fun of eating them. That, and the fact that they have real curves. Swoon.

  3. I am popper...My family not so much either. I have summer cherry tomato plants in the ground. We will be popping, or at least I will (smile).


  4. My son loves cherry tomatoes and all these small tomatoes for that matter! The salad looks refreshing and incorporates so many lovely ingredients!

  5. Mmm, sounds delicious (even though I'm not a popper!). This salad has everything we love, but not a combination I wouldn't think to put together.

  6. This looks really yummy, and healthy for you! :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Haha! I'm a popper too and love how cherry tomatoes just pop in my mouth. Beautiful salad.

  8. There was a time, I turned my nose up, at salad but now, I love them and make them often. One look at this salad and it was true love. Thanks for sharing this.