Mess o’ Beans – Mix and Match

Four plus pounds of various beans are pictured.  I was nearly bowled over at the amount of beans I picked.  If you had asked me a couple months ago I would have said we’d be lucky to get a handful.  Since Noel didn’t get around to fencing the garden this year, creatures of all sorts have been nibbling everywhere.  At least half of the bean plants were chomped off to within 4 inches of the ground.

This mixed batch of beans was blanched for the freezer and our winter enjoyment.  The next picking will be made into a bean salad with red onion, feta cheese and walnuts.  Just steam the beans to your liking & toss with a lemon vinaigrette.  Garnish with remaining ingredients and top off with freshly grated lemon zest.  We had this dish at a potluck a couple of years ago so I’m not sure where the credit goes but it’s an incredible combination.  Can’t wait!

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