White Bean Picnic Salad


White Bean Picnic Salad

With Labor Day right around the corner, and school starting up again, I thought I’d try to squeeze one more salad into my repertoire.

Since  I do love white beans (and my kids do too), I thought I’d try to create a simple dish that could be made ahead (Yay!) and served at room temperature. This is definitely perfect  for a picnic or as a light meal or a side dish. With garlic and green peppers adding a spicy bite and vinegar bringing the tang, this one is a keeper.

Shopping List:

1 cup white beans, cleaned and soaked overnight

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 garlic clove sliced

3 green onions, sliced

1/2 a green pepper diced

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions:

1. After soaking the beans overnight it’s pretty this is a pretty simple dish. Drain the beans and then place them in a stockpot. Cover them with 4 cups of water and bring to a boil, then continue to cook them for 25 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, you can dice the veggies and place them in a bowl.

3. When the beans are ready, drain them and rinse them with cool water. They will be tender, but with a bit of a bite to them still. Toss the beans with the olive oil, vinegar, salt and veggies. Voila! A lite lunch or perfect potluck dish is ready.

Serves 4  -6.

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