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Technicolor Bean Salad

from LINDA'S KITCHEN by Linda McCartney (1995); Serving Size: 8

  • 32 ounces cooked beans -- a variety
  • 1/2 pound green beans -- trimmed
  • 6 large green onions -- chopped
  • 1 bunch parsley -- medium sized -- finely chopped
  • 1/2 lemon -- juiced
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar -- or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 large garlic cloves -- minced
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
A BRIGHT SALAD with interesting flavors, this is tossed in a very garlicky vinaigrette.
Looks great on a buffet table; good at picnics, or can be served as first course.
Serves 6 to 8.

PANTRY: 2 cans, 16 oz each, mixed beans, or equivalent cooked dried beans.
Garbanzos, navy or cannellini, black-eyed peas, red kidney, black, etc.

Make the dressing: mix the lemon juice, vinegar, salt and garlic in a bowl and add lots of freshly ground black pepper.
Stirring all the time, drizzle in the olive oil so that the dressing thickens as you mix it.
Check the seasoning.

Drain the canned beans and rinse them.
Drain thoroughly.
Steam the green beans, until just tender, 5 to 6 minutes.
Toss all the beans together with the green onions, then add the garlic dressing and toss again.
Sprinkle the chopped parsley over the tope.
Serve at room temperature.

1998 Hanneman: (PER SERVING: 388 cals, 19g fat)