Sicilian Chunk Vegetable Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 13 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 3 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/4 to 1/3 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

4 ribs celery, chopped

1/2 European or English "seedless" cucumber, diced

2 vine ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1/2 medium red onion, chopped

8 hot peppers, small cherry peppers or peperoncini peppers

1 small jar, 6 to 8 ounces, marinated mushrooms, drained

1 tin flat anchovies, drained and chopped

12 large green olives, pitted and coarsely chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, eyeball it

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it

Salt and coarse black pepper


  1. Steam green beans over pasta water if preparing the above recipe, or simmer beans in 1-inch of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain green beans, run under cold water to cool off and chop them into thirds. Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl and toss. Dress salad with vinegar, oil, salt and pepper and serve. 
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