Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bean Salad

We mentioned before that we went to a Food Day party. We made the amazing couscous and chickpea salad. Our friends Laura and Tony made this delectable bean salad. Of course, we had to get the recipe. We finally tried it out for ourselves, and it was still really tasty... even if we did forget to buy the red pepper.

Here's what you need:
1 can white beans
There was a sale on Bush's Beans!
1 can chick peas (garbanzo beans)
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans 
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup scallions
3/4 cup red onion (one small red onion)
1 red bell pepper
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Here's what you do:
Rinse and chop your scallions.

Dice your red onion.

This is where you would also dice your red pepper. Oops.

Dump all or your beans into a strainer and rinse them. Stir them around a bit to make sure they all get a good rinse.

Dump the beans, scallions, red onion, and red pepper into a large mixing bowl.

Add the balsamic,

And the red wine vinegar, 

The honey,

And finally, the olive oil.

Stir this mixture up thoroughly. You want to make sure everything is evenly coated with the dressing. If you want to mix the dressing up before hand to make sure it emulsifies, that might be a good idea. We didn't think of that until just now. Did we mention we were tired when we made this? Well, we were. Anyway, mix that all up and enjoy. We had some right away, but I'm guessing it will taste even better after sitting in the fridge for a couple of hours.


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