Lately we’ve been trying to incorporate more vegetables into our diet. By lately I mean since Baby Boy started pointing at what we were shoving into our mouths and wanting whatever deliciousness we were eating over whatever healthiness he had. Hey, I don’t want this asparagus, I want those tater tots!
The problem with vegetables, in my opinion, is how they are introduced. I absolutely hated broccoli until Rachel introduced me to this Broccoli and CranberrySalad. Now I love broccoli; I throw it in with tofu stir fry, with Asian sesame ginger meatballs, and more. Veggies are an acquired taste and you have to ease into them. Kind of like sushi (love sushi!).
Over the weekend we had such lovely weather we decided to BBQ a pork loin. For a side we made this tortellini salad, but we needed a vegetable to go with it. Thank goodness for our Taste Test Thursday segment, and for Dara from Cookin’ Canuck.
For the new readers, Taste Test Thursday is our weekly segment where we try out a recipe from another food blogger and share with you here. Previously we’ve featured Dara’s Gingerale and Hoisin Sauce Pork Ribs and Grilled Squash, Tomato & Feta Cheese Salad. We’re pleased to share with you another recipe from Dara (we haven’t been disappointed yet, go try one of her recipes yourself!).
Rachel (and her Mom and Dad who joined us for dinner) absolutely loved this Green Bean & Tomato Salad. And what say I, the one who gets caught by Baby Boy shoving tater tots, cookies, or who knows what garbage in his mouth? I liked it. The dressing has a nice Asian flavor to it thanks to the sesame oil, a nice change from many summer salads that are heavy with mayo.
I’m still working up to eating more of my veggies, but Baby Boy is a good motivator. And with recipes like this one it will be more enjoyable
Recipe from: Cookin’ Canuck
What is your favorite veggie recipe? Share a link in the comments below – we always like trying something new!