After eating Steak n' Shake and lots of comfort food in Missouri, hosting a cookie exchange, and noshing on s'mores on the 4th of July, I'm feeling the need to do a dietary overhaul. A 4th of July post on belle maison gave me a great idea to start the health kick: Garden Sliders.
The ingredients are simple and pretty darn healthy: tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash, great northern beans, and sliced baguette. I made the beans into a paste, grilled the squash, and stacked them up for a delicious and healthy dinner!
The recipe called for roma tomatoes, but the ones at the grocery store were literally molding (ew!), so I went with slightly over-sized vine ripened tomatoes instead. Also, the bean paste was supposed to have Italian Seasoning, but I substituted basil and oregano instead and it turned out quite well. We have some of the paste left over, and it makes a tasty dip for chips and veggies.
They were a little tricky to eat, but delicious! (added bonus, just 120 calories per slider)