Monday, September 10, 2007

3-Bean Salad with Sun dried Tomatoes

First off, let me thank everyone for chiming in with their favorite cookbooks. Unfortunately, my Amazon wishlist has grown quite a bit because of it, but a lot of you are reading really good books! I'll be posting a list on Wednesday of all of the books that were suggested, either via comments or emails.

But now for the winner of the contest. Congratulations to Genie of the Inadvertent Gardener who will be receiving Morimoto's new cookbook. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I do.

And now, today's recipe...

I'm always trying to find new ways of using beans. So full of fiber and flavor, it's impossible to not want to give them a try. This salad is no exception. The addition of the sun dried tomatoes really kick it up a bit, and the dressing is the perfect complement.

This would be perfect to throw into a brown bag for lunch, and works perfectly on top of a bed of lettuce.

3-Bean Salad with Sundried Tomatoes

3-Bean Salad with Sun dried Tomatoes
1 can each red kidney beans, black beans, and cannelini beans
3/4 c red onion, chopped
1 c oil-packed sun dried tomatoes, julienned
1/4 c oil from sun dried tomatoes
1/4 c fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 c fresh basil, chopped
1 1/2 tsp green peppercorns in brine, drained and chopped
1/2 tsp mustard powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 c pomegranate balsamic vinegar (or regular balsamic vinegar)

In a large bowl, combine drained and rinsed beans. Add onion, sun dried tomatoes, parsley, basil, and green peppercorns. In a small bowl, whisk oil from sun dried tomatoes, mustard powder, salt, and vinegar. Pour over salad and stir well. Serve and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

WOW! Looks good. Never made bean salad before. I like the sun dried tomatoes in it.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, Fiber! I'm excited about the book, and I'll definitely cook something up from it and do a post once I have it in hand.

Nic said...

This is my kind of salad - it looks beautiful!

Cynthia said...

I've never seen a 3-bean salad more enticing than yours. Often 3-bean salads look that they just been poured out of cans and mixed together. But yours, you can see flavour.

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funwithyourfood said...

sounds like a quick tasty-light meal.. perfect for a summer night :)

Anonymous said...

I'm going to make this for a church potluck this weekend. If they don't eat it then more for me ,yeah!!!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

I am always looking for quick and easy meals! This one looks really good and so colorful! I will definitely try it soon!

Superwife said...

I saw this picture last week and haven't stopped thinking about it. I will have to make it this week and cure my craving. Where does one find peppercorns in brine? Would they be found near the capers/pickles/olives in a supermarket?

Anonymous said...

I made this for the potluck and it was gone!!
I then I had the craving again and I mixed a can of white beans with some sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives and roasted eggplant, and a bit ov balsamoc vinigar. The warm eggplant was heavenly and the tomato was sweet and tangy, sooo good, Thaks for the inspiration!

Aurora Aurelia said...

I love your blog! Those raw brownies you posted a while back have made multiple appearances in my freezer--and out and about as a special treat for friends. I'm planning on making this 3-bean salad to cater my creative writing workshop on Tuesday, but can you tell me about how many it serves? Should I double it for a group of 16?


Ms. Potatoe said...

Can I bookmark your site on mine... I love the recipes :)