Saturday, April 10, 2010

Great Dish for a Crowd!

Haricots Verts, Roasted Red Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes
Garlic Oil & Basil Chiffonade

Here's a great dish for a small dinner party or a huge gathering. Combine green beans, potatoes and tomatoes all in one dish with olive oil, garlic and basil for a real crowd-pleaser. With its mix of colors, textures, and favors this easy-to-prepare dish appeals to almost everyone. What's not to like?

RECIPE - serves 8
  • 2 lb. new potatoes, quartered into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 lb. trimmed haricots verts (French-style green beans)

  • 12 oz. container cherry tomatoes

  • 1/2 c. olive oil (divided)

  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped

  • fresh basil

Toss potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in a 400° oven until tender.

Cook green beans in boiling salted water until tender, then drain and shock in ice water.

In a large sauté pan heat a good amount of olive oil, add garlic then cherry tomatoes. When the tomatoes are just heated through, add beans and potatoes to the pan. Toss. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve on a platter, garnish with chiffonade of fresh basil.

This recipe was adapted from Bon Appétit in April of 2007 and continues to be a favorite!

Lori Lynn
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Lori, I am weak with pleasure at the thought of this dish. This is so bookmarked to make for the next time I entertain. Thank you!


Yes Lori, the texture and colors are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing!


The colours are enticing. I agree what's not to like. I can't imagine guests would leave any of this dish behind once it is served.


This is great! I'm on a salad kick and this is very salady. I'm also posting a crowd-sized dish and it's a salad. :)


Looks Delicious :-)


The colors in the dish are so tempting!

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