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
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons of chopped red onion
A squeeze of lemon juice
1 teaspoon powdered cumin
2 teaspoons wine vinegar (red or white)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Chop the onion and squeeze a little lemon juice over it while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- Into a big bowl, add the white beans, chopped tomato and onions, sprinkle the cumin, cilantro, salt and pepper
- Add the vinegar and olive oil and mix. Let it sit for a few hours in the fridge and serve.
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