This is a lovely, colorful, healthy salad and you can take a big pan of boiling water and use the same pan to cook all the vegetables one after the other. You really have to be in the kitchen for this recipe to keep an eye on the veggies as they want to be ‘al dente’. Serve with vinaigrette of your choice or mayonnaise.
4 oz baby asparagus -cut the bottom ends off
4 oz French green beans (the thin ones) – topped and tailed
4 oz yellow waxed beans – topped and tailed
4 oz snowpeas/mangetout
8 baby potatoes
1/2 can of hearts of palm – chopped into pieces
4 anchovies – chopped into pieces (optional)
Place asparagus into boiling water and cook for 3 minutes, remove from pan and place on paper towel to cool and absorb any water.
Repeat with green beans, waxed beans and snowpeas – cooking them one after the other.
Place potatoes and eggs in the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.
Arrange veg. on a platter with the hard-boiled eggs (cut into 1/8ths) and hearts of palm.
Scatter pieces of anchovies over the veg.