This last week I went into a local restaurant and ordered a new menu item – Braised Beans. Expecting something warms and savory, I received a tangy white bean salad. I was pleasantly surprised. Just on a side note: I went back that same week and ordered the Braised Beans – expecting the bean salad and received what looked like white bean soup. Confused? Yes. Apparently they serve Bi-polar Braised Beans.
Well, I let the taste of that white bean salad whirl around in my head and I decided to make it. I had a better chance at remembering the ingredients – not like last time, my stolen recipe challenge was jaded by too many cocktails.
I am not a planner when it comes to beans – Josh has them down to a fine science, not me, so I used canned white navy beans. Just be sure to drain the gooey liquid and rinse the beans in a colander.
White Bean Salad
2 cans of White Navy Beans
1 small tomato diced
4 tablespoons red onion – small diced
1 medium cucumber – small diced
2 scallions – diced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
1/2 lemon – juiced
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary (1/4 teaspoon fresh)
Drain and rinse you beans and place in a medium bowl. Add cucumber, onion, tomato, scallions, salt and pepper. Mix to combine – be careful not to break the beans. In a small bowl, add all dressing ingredients. Whisk to combine. Pour over bean mixture and mix to combine.
Add feta if you like – I didn’t have any but I wish I had. 😦 This is a cool salad is full of flavor and is perfect to go along with summer BBQs or sandwiches at the beach.
Speaking of the beach – Kitchen Mischief is going on vacation! Don’t worry our lovely readers, we will be doing some top notch Kondo Kooking. We are taking our cameras, our laptops and maybe sharing a video or two. Josh and I in the same kitchen cooking together – Lawd, who knows what mischief will be had in a kondo kitchen. These could be our best posts ever or the ones with the most emergency room visits – come back and check us out. 🙂