Thursday, June 30, 2011

Marinated White Beans with Tomatoes

While preparing for a recent picnic, I decided to mix up some marinated beans. After seeing this recipe on Budget Bytes, I had been thinking about a cold bean mixture to enjoy during the hot days of summer. I adapted her idea with a few tips from Jamie Oliver's salad video to create this great snack, crostini topper, or side dish.

Ingredients for Dressing
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp high quality mustard (ex: stone ground or Dijon mustard)
  • small handful fresh flat leaf parsley, minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
Other Ingredients
  • one or two 15 oz. cans Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained (for a dish with lighter dressing, use 2 cans of beans)
  • 1 small vine ripe tomato, diced
  1. In a small lidded container, combine dressing ingredients and shake well.
  2. In a separate bowl or container, combine beans and tomatoes. Pour dressing over top and stir until coated. 
  3. Let mixture sit at least fifteen minutes before serving atop toasted baguette slices or as a side dish.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, looks delicious. That's the kind of dish that I always run to at a grocery-store buffet but then never think to make myself. Gotta put that on the summer recipe sheet!