April 28, 2024

White Bean Salad Recipe

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  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of Good Life Olive Oil
  • 2 cups of white beans, rinsed well
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of minced red onion (adjust to your liking)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Your choice of fresh herb: Basil (my personal favorite), cilantro, or parsley. Rosemary also makes a fantastic second choice—just make sure it’s finely chopped.

Optional Add-Ins:

  • A handful of sun-dried tomatoes for a tangy kick
  • Chopped zucchini for a crunchy texture
  • A sprinkle of corn for sweetness
  • A few scallions, sliced, for a mild oniony bite
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1. In a small bowl (find Kristen’s favorites here), whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil to create a simple yet flavorful dressing. The zest of the lemon paired with the richness of the Good Life Olive Oil is a match made in heaven.

2. In a larger mixing bowl, combine the rinsed white beans, chopped English cucumber, and minced red onion. Gently toss these together, letting the mix of textures and fresh flavors start to mingle.

3. Pour your lemon-olive oil dressing over the salad. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences. Give everything a nice, gentle toss to ensure the dressing coats every piece.

4. Now, add your chosen fresh herb. My favorite is basil, and I have used cilantro, but parsley or rosemary can also be substituted. Make sure it’s finely chopped before sprinkling it over your salad. This not only infuses the dish with fresh flavors but also adds a beautiful pop of color.

5. A few optional yummy add-ins: Tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes, chopped zucchini, corn, and scallions all add wonderful dimensions of flavor and texture.
6. Give your salad one final toss to ensure everything is beautifully combined. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together for an even more delicious experience.

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