Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Salt and Pepper Dressing – an easy, whole food side dish

Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Salt and Pepper Dressing


This side dish is so easy and it’s a great way to use up the vegetables in your fridge.  You can use just about any vegetable you want, although I do recommend sticking with tomatoes.  They add some juice that creates its own dressing.

The ingredients in this are super simple.  It’s really more method than recipe.

I made this on a night that we needed to pack our dinner for a soccer game.  The green beans needed to be used, but we weren’t going to be home to eat them hot.  I blanched the beans, added the tomatoes, threw on a sprinkle of salt and pepper and a splash of red wine vinegar.

I think the tomatoes would be great paired with broccoli or cauliflower or zucchini or yellow squash.  You can add fresh herbs too, if you’ve got them.

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Fresh Green Beans in the Slow Cooker – 75 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

75 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Meals EatAtHomeCooks


Have you ever cooked fresh green beans in the slow cooker?  This seems like a great method if you like your beans cooked long and slow with bacon or salt pork.  My Uncle Marvin used to make beans this way, usually with a few potatoes tossed in.  To this day that smell reminds me of him.  He used a regular pot on the stove or sometimes, a pressure cooker.  I like the idea of the slow cooker though, to keep the kitchen cool.



This recipes comes from Liz at Hoosier Homemade.  I think it’s one of the first posts on her blog.  She’s been sharing great recipes on her site for a long time.  Click over to see her recipe and to get inspired to have your own veggie supper straight from the garden!

We’re sharing 75 days of summer slow cooker meals.  This is day nine.  Keep your kitchen cool – don’t miss a single recipe.  Subscribe to the email list.

Ingredient Spotlight: Green Beans

I’m going to admit it right now – Green beans are not my favorite veggie.  I like them fine if they’re fresh.  I’m not a fan of canned green beans.  But I do like green bean casserole.  Don’t ask.  That doesn’t make any sense to me either.

Because they aren’t my fav, I don’t have many recipes that use them.

Okay, so I don’t really have any recipes to share with you since one post is how to cook them and the other is a guest post.  I’m relying on all of you to come up with the green bean recipes!  I can’t wait to see what you’ve got.

Link up any recipe on your blog that uses green beans.  It doesn’t have to be a recent post, just be sure to link directly to your recipe, not just the main page of your blog.  I only ask that you include a link back to Eat at Home in your post.  You can link directly to this post or use the button in the sidebar.

Smoked Sausage Skillet


I want to thank Tiffany for letting me guest post for her.  It is an honor!  My name is Dawn Farias and you can find more of what I do online at Dawn by Design.

I was pregnant with my second child when my husband and I moved back to Wichita, KS.  We had lived there once before for a few years, when my husband was fresh out of college.  This time we had no place to move straight into, so an old friend let us stay at her house. She made us this skillet dinner and it’s been a favorite of mine ever since.  I’ve substituted sweet potatoes for her original white ones, but the good memories remain the same.

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Cooking Fresh Green Beans

Fresh green beans make a simple and quick side dish.  I know many of you cook with fresh veggies all the time, but for others it’s all new.  Green beans are very easy to prepare and it’s fun to get the kids involved too. [Read more…]