August 7, 2013
It’s my favorite white bean salad 3 ways…a base of cannellini and garbanzo beans, green pepper, red or green onion, persian cucumbers and radishes in a simple vinaigrette Simple enough to prepare ahead and it holds well served chilled or at room temperature…just perfect for these hot summer days.
Take it to Greece and add a handful of kalamata olives , a sprinkle of oregano and some cubed feta cheese. Maybe the middle east by adding a touch of sumac to the dressing and some halved grape tomatoes , toasted pita pieces and some fresh mint to the salad.
All contain enough protein and crisp vegetables to be a satisfying lunch on its own or if it’s time for dinner, any of the three would be perfect along side a platter of grilled lamb chops. Mmm…lamb chops.
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Tags: Barbeque Side Dishes, Fresh Summer Herbs, Fresh Summer Produce, Grilling Side Dishes, Make Ahead Salads, Picnic Recipes, Picnic Salads, Salad Days, Sumac, summer menu, Summer Salads, White Bean Greek Salad, White Bean Middle Eastern Salad, White Bean Salad