Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tomato Harvest Recipe

I'm ready for Fall, cooler weather and fresh vegetables. I know it's not even September yet, but the kids are back in school today so that's close enough for me.  Here's my first recipe of the season:

White Bean Tomato Salad

1 can of Cannellini, Navy or Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained

2 beautiful tomatoes, diced

2 T. olive oil

1 t. lemon juice

2 t. white wine vinegar

1 t. minced garlic or shallot

Salt and pepper to taste

(You could substitute bottled Italian dressing for a quick meal)

Gently mix the beans and tomatoes together in a medium sized bowl. Stir together the next four ingredients in a small jar or bowl, then pour over tomatoes and beans. Mix gently and let sit for five minutes. Add salt and black pepper, then taste; if your beans do not have much salt you may find it needs more.

Serve with bread for a light supper.

Optional ingredients:

Diced fresh celery
Slivers of fresh basil leaves or a little chopped fresh parsley
A little grated Parmesan
A little feta cheese

 Pepper/Helmet Head


VintageEmbellishment said...

This sounds really good, am going to try it!


Linda E. Pruitt said...

Ooooo! Sounds great! I usually pair the tomatoes with cucumbers, but this sounds great!

Doodle said...

Sounds good, minus the can of beans! Maybe I would do the cucumbers too. Love the extras (like cheese). Will have to try this one. Thanks Pepperhead!!!!!