A bag of purple beans (think green beans but in an exciting dark purple) showed up in my CSA box this past Friday. I really love green beans, but I held off from eating them myself because I had a potluck to attend on Wednesday. With minimal internet surfing, I found the How to Cook Like Your Grandmother blog (seems right up my alley) and a recipe for Purple Bean Salad. While I didn’t have the time (or the ingredients) to make my own chive blossom vinegar, I did wind up making this salad for the potluck. I substituted white wine vinegar but should have maybe found something a little milder (it was still met with positive reviews). And it’s completely gorgeous in a white dish–the red and the purple vegetables just radiate healthiness.