Monday, November 24, 2008

CSA: Violet Podded Green Beans

My last CSA box had some beautiful deep purple green beans. I was so excited to cook them, which I did not too long after they arrived, but was disappointed to find out that the vibrant purple turns green after cooking. Good thing I took a picture so you can see these strange purple string beans of the violet podded variety. I just cooked them up any old green bean - steamed quickly and then smothered with butter, salt, pepper, and sprinkled with sliced almonds.

photo credit: Cayenne 11.17.08

1 comment:

ys said...

I've had the same color-loss problem with purple bell peppers! Thanks for the winter fruit salad suggestion; it looks awesome.