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A Meaningful Beaning Full Bean Salad

Courses: Salads
Serves: 10 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 lb 227g / 8ozString beans - cut in half
1   Large can chick peas - rinsed, drained
1   Large can kidney beans - rinsed, drained
6   Garlic cloves - minced
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlDry oregano
1/2 tablespoon 7.5mlRed onion - sliced (large)
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozOil-cured Greek olives
1   Celery stalk - diced
8   Fresh basil leaves - (to 10) - chopped
1/4 cup 36g / 1.3ozChopped fresh parsley
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
  Crushed red pepper flakes - to taste
1/4 cup 59mlOlive oil
1   Lemon - juiced
1/4 cup 59mlRed wine vinegar

Recipe Instructions

Cook string beans in boiling salted water until fork tender (then put in ice bath), drain until dry.

In a large pasta bowl add string beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, garlic, oregano, onion, olives, celery, basil, parsley. Add salt, red and black pepper to taste. Mix well.

Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, toss with salad until combined. Let sit for 1/2 an hour, mixing every 10 minutes to get all ingredients coated with mixture. Chill for at least 1 hour and serve; salad can be made 1 day ahead of time.

"COOKING LIVE with Sara Moulton - (Show # CL-9532) - from the TV FOOD - NETWORK"


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