~more recently updated recipes~
2006: This is one of those summery adapt-as-you-like salads, easy, delicious and a perfect side. I've adapted mine from Simply Recipes. Twas good!
2014: I a-d-o-r-e re-visiting recipes from awhile back, ones not made in a long time but still memorable. Beans and tomatoes are a classic combination, add some warm oil infused with garlic, rosemary and parmesan. Heaven? You bet.
"... it was SO yummy!! my boyfriend, the meat eater, even loved it!" ~ Randi
RECIPE for CHERRY TOMATO & WHITE BEAN SALAD
Time to table: 35 minutes
1/4 cup olive oil
1 fresh rosemary sprig, about 3 inches
3 cloves garlic, peeled and flattened with flat of a knife
GARLIC-PARMESAN SALAD DRESSING
1/4 cup grated parmesan
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Zest of a lemon
Juice of 2 lemons (4 tablespoons)
Warm garlic cloves (from Garlic-Rosemary Oil)
1 tablespoon Garlic-Rosemary Oil
15-ounce can white kidney beans (cannellini), rinsed and drained and rinsed
Garlic-Parmesan Salad Dressing
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup fresh herbs (parsley, cilantro, basil, etc.)
Salt & pepper to taste
PREP Before getting started, it helps to rinse and drain the beans in a colander, rinse and dry the fresh herbs. This way they won't added extra/unwanted water to the salad.
GARLIC-ROSEMARY OIL Heat the oil, rosemary and garlic in a saucepan until the rosemary sizzles. Remove from heat and let rest for 20 minutes for the flavors to meld. Remove and discard the rosemary. You'll use the garlic cloves and one tablespoon oil in the Garlic-Parmesan Salad Dressing, reserve the remaining oil for another purpose.
GARLIC-PARMESAN SALAD DRESSING Meanwhile, in a small food processor, combine anchovies, parmesan, salt, pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add the warm garlic cloves, pulse til smooth. Add 1 tablespoon Garlic-Rosemary Oil and pulse until emulsified.
SALAD Meanwhile, ln a bowl, mix the beans and Garlic-Parmesan Salad Dressing, let rest a few minutes. Gently stir in the tomatoes, herbs, salt and pepper to taste.
ALANNA's TIPS & KITCHEN NOTES
2006: I skipped the parmesan in the dressing and instead just stirred in feta crumbles with the tomatoes and herbs. 2014: I considered using feta again, this time in the dressing, but instead used parmesan in the dressing. Both versions are good!
2006: The leftover oil was very good with Garlicky Romano Beans!
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