It is Saturday night and at our house, that is not usually dinner party night but "eat a simple dinner and get back to your sermon" night. Today I'd picked roma green beans, and some ripe tomatoes.
I stemmed and cut the beans in half and cooked til just done. Chilled quickly. I seeded and cut up a large tomato, finely chopped a garlic clove, and diced about a third of a large vidalia onion. Tossed chilled beans with the other veg and added olive oil, a handful of fresh chopped herbs (oregano and basil).
I cooked some penne and chilled and added to the other salad ingredients. When I serve it I'll squeeze a lemon over as a dressing. ( if you make a green bean salad, do not add the acid until you serve so they retain their pretty color) Maybe add a few hot pepper flakes and a few greek olive pieces. I'll put a serving on each plate, then place a oven roasted half chicken breast on top.
I think it will be delicious.