I usually make a “bulk day” at the house, where we have beans, lentils, chili, or white bean stew. This time, I was in the mood for something fresh, so I looked for a white bean salad recipe. I found this one from Simply Recipes, which according to her post, is a recipe from her mother… and it is fantastic. I adapted her recipe to add a few ingredients of my own, such as cilantro and tomato… I love cumin so I put some of that in there too.
This salad is perfect for warmer days (not like the ones we’re having now) to serve along side grilled chicken. And, since this is part of our healthy recipes repertoire, I should remind you that it is a great source of protein.
White Bean Salad
Adapted from Simply Recipes
1 lb white beans (or 1 14 oz can), drained but not rinsed
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp chopped red onion
A squeeze of lemon juice
1 teaspoon powdered cumin
2 teaspoons wine vinegar (red or white)
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- After you chop up the onion, squeeze a little lemon juice over it and let it sit while prepping the other ingredients. This will take the edge off the onion.
- Combine all other ingredients into a serving dish. You can serve right away if you want, but if you chill for a few hours, the flavors will come together better.
- Lasts a couple of days in the refrigerator.
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