Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tomato, Basil, and White-Bean Salad

Inspiration:
Martha Stewart


Ingredients:
  • 2 cans (19 ounces each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 pound small roma (plum) tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 small garlic cloves, minced

Instructions:
  1. Combine beans, tomatoes, basil, and salt in a bowl, and season with pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring, until fragrant but not browned, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Pour over bean mixture, and gently toss. Let stand 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld. Salad can be covered and kept at room temperature up to 4 hours.

Liz's Rating: 8.5/10

2 comments:

sara marina said...

That looks simply wonderful. I've got so many tomatoes right now from my garden! I think I'll try this soon! Thanks for sharing.

Sara

sweetie said...

best. blog. ever.

not sure what i love more - your choice of recipes or the ratings.

keep it up!

thanks so much.