Fancy Purple Potato and Yellow Bean Plate

I love frequently farmers’ markets offering unusual produce picks, such as red carrots, purple potatoes, and multi-colored baby cauliflowers. These “oddly” colored vegetables are especially fun to serve to dinner guests. Here is a fancy vegan recipe with purple potatoes and yellow wax beans.
I love frequently farmers’ markets offering unusual produce picks, such as red carrots, purple potatoes, and multi-colored baby cauliflowers. These “oddly” colored vegetables are especially fun to serve to dinner guests. Here is a fancy vegan recipe with purple potatoes and yellow wax beans.

Fancy Purple Potato and Yellow Bean Plate

Serves 4

Ingredients:

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  • 4 medium purple potatoes
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  • Sea salt to taste
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  • 2/3 pound yellow wax beans
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  • 4 long chives
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  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
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  • 4 sprigs fresh lavender

Directions:

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  1. Cook potatoes in a medium pot of salted boiling water until just tender. Use a slotted spoon to transfer potatoes to a cutting board.
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  3. Place beans in the boiling water and blanch for just a couple of minutes. Transfer to an iced water bath to halt cooking. Place on paper towels to drain.
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  5. Slice potatoes and fan the slices of each potato onto a serving plate. Sprinkle with sea salt.
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  7. Bundle wax beans into 4 portions, carefully tying a chive around each to hold together. Set on the plate with the potatoes.
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  9. Set a rosemary sprig alongside the potatoes and a lavendar sprig on the beans. Serve.

Cook’s note: You can serve vegetables with a generous drizzle of really good extra virgin olive oil or your favorite dressing, if desired.

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