Baby Corn & Green Bean Salad

in powerhousecreatives •  7 days ago 

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Yesterday, although a little on the windy side - was still an absolutely gorgeous day here in Cape Town and despite the fact that we had braaied on Thursday night, we decided to to a lunch time braai yesterday too. I really enjoyed the sides we had with the braai on Thursday which I shared in this post here, but I hate repeating things, so was looking for something else to have yesterday.

I stood staring blankly at all the veg in the supermarket and really had no idea what to do. I looked at the mielies and thought perhaps to roast some of those, but I was not overly excited by the fact that this is such a common braai side. Then my eyes fell on to the baby corn and I was suddenly inspired! The end result was completely unique and super tasty!

So, I bought two packs of baby corn, a pack of fine green beans, a small tub of fresh pomegranates, a small tub of fresh bean sprouts... and this is what I concocted :)

Firstly, I threw the corn into boiling water for about 4 minutes. Then I did the same with the topped and tailed fine green beans. I drained them both and set aside.

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Then I heated a pan with a little olive oil and butter, added a finely diced red onion and some chopped garlic. I then added the the corn to the pan once the onions and garlic were cooking nicely and I cooked the corn for about five minutes - just enough to give it a nice golden char.

Then I tossed in a handful of the bean sprouts, some freshly chopped parsley and continued to cook it for a few minutes further. While that was busy, I threw the green beans into a serving dish.

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Once all that was done cooking I tossed it in with the green beans, added the fresh pomegrnates and then topped it with a little finely grated parmesan cheese.

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I let it cool and just a little while before we wanted to eat, I warmed it a little in the oven - so I suppose if you are one of those lucky individuals that still has a warming drawer, you could just pop it in there... but I essentially use my oven as a warming drawer by putting it on the minimum 50 degrees Celsius and that works perfectly fine!

It was such a simple salad to make and the combination of ingredients went beautifully together! I was pretty impressed with it considering it came together on a whim in the middle of the grocery store haha!

The other side I added for the braai was nothing new to most I am sure - but it is not something we do very often and that was grilled mushrooms! Again a super simple thing to prepare - and yes, you can get a LOT more creative than I was yesterday, but we already had a star for the plate, so I left them simple with a little butter, garlic, parsley and a little grated mozzarella. YUM! They are always a hit!

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It was a super combo and a really delicious plate once completed with the braai meat. A great way to end the weekend!

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Until next time...
Much Love from Cape Town, South Africa xxx
Jaynielea

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Wow! Everything looks so yummy 😋😋😋

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Thank you sweetie xxx

That looks so great!👍😋🥘

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Thanks sweetie! It was a successful experiment lol :D

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it look delicious!!

Thank you :) It was indeed very tasty!

I like baby corn 😊

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Me too :)

I always love your post. Not only are they wasy to read (I hate reading sometimes, i really do) and i love all the photos. Youve got a great eye. Tweeted! 💚💚🤟📽🎬

hahahaha Thank you honey!!! And yes, I can relate... I am a lazy reader too many days!!! Really appreciate the positive vibes love. I hope you are having a good week so far.

Definitely I will try this spicy baby corn, loved it

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I hope you do :)

THAT is an interesting combo that looks delicious! I would never have thought of a combo like that, but, just thinking about those flavors melding together blows my mind.

Thank you for always keeping it fresh! Have an awesome week ahead!

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Yes, they actually worked incredibly well together... thankfully hahahaha!!! And thank you for the lovely compliment hon, it is always nice to know that people appreciate your blog. and thank you for the tip too! MWAH!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

All look so delish and nicely prepared!And healthy too!

Thanks @mers :) Much appreciated!

You´re welcome!

good food, good lens

Thanks @charliepop :) Appreciate the positive input!

It all looks and sounds scrumptious. Innovative dishes can be soooo good and they are usually simple.
But for simplicity those mushrooms beat all. Oh, I want those right now!

Oh yes, the shrooms are ALWAYS a win! I am actually not much of a mushroom fan, but I really DO enjoy those!

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That's pretty imaginative when it comes to food! I have issues quite regularly where I struggle about what to feed the family; more often than I care to admit, I fall back on breakfast food!