Tomato and White Bean Salad

Tomato and White Bean Salad is an easy healthy dish to keep in your fridge for a quick lunch or light supper. Pair it with a side salad and you are good to go!

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I don’t know what has gotten in to me . I have written 3 blog posts in the last 24 hours. I have also done 4 loads of laundry, cleaned out 2 closets, cleaned the kitchen…twice, cooked breakfast, lunch AND dinner, scrubbed toilets, and called my mother. I must be sick.

Domestic productivity is not one of my strong points and it’s one of the things I want to work on this year. While I don’t expect to be Little-Miss-Neat-Nick by the end of the year, I hope to be able to receive guests, without embarrassment, in our home at any time. Unfortunately, explaining this strategy to two 3 year olds is a whole other challenge.

All this, of course, has nothing to do with Tomato Bean Salad, except maybe that I made it today after being productive and remembering there was a huge pot of beans in the garage fridge I really needed to use. I would also like to say that this is my favorite kind of salad…the kind with no lettuce in it.

I am not fond of lettuce. I like it on my burgers or sandwiches, or as a garnish to a nice plate of Bar-B-Q, but in general I do not like lettuce. Oh sure, you hand me a fried chicken salad and I will tear it up, but that really defeats the whole purpose of a salad. For me the problem with a big, healthy salad is not the taste or the texture, it’s that I simply get sick of chewing long before I ever get full. Now a bean salad, there’s a good answer to the problem. Healthy, filling, tasty, and easy to chew. I am a genius.

Tomato and White Bean Salad

3T olive Oil
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 T lemon juice
10 oz. grape tomatoes
1 can white beans drained, or 2 cups cooked white beans, warmed
handful chopped basil
2 T chopped parsley
S&P

Whisk together oil, lemon juice, onion and garlic.
Halve the grape tomatoes
and add them along with parsley and basil,
Then gently stir in beans
Serve warm, cold or room temperature!

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Tomato and White Bean Salad

This a quick and easy dish to throw together for a healthy lunch or light dinner!

Course lunch, side dish
Cuisine vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 26 kcal
Author jodiemo

Ingredients

  • 3 T olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 clove large garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 T lemon juice
  • 10 oz . grape tomatoes
  • 1 cups can white beans drained or 2 cooked white beans, warmed
  • handful chopped basil
  • 2 T chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, onion and garlic.Halve the grape tomatoes and add them along with parsley and basil.Then gently stir in beans.Serve warm, cold or room temperature!
Nutrition Facts
Tomato and White Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 26
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

This Post Has 6 Comments
  1. it's so nice to know i'm not the only person who doesn't like lettuce. it's those thick,chewy spines that creep me out the most. plus people usually give you a huge heaping pile of tasteless lettuce and just a few sprinklings of other toppings – but i'm more interested in the toppings than a mound of solid water. this recipe is definitely an answer to this problem. yum! 😉

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