Friday, March 23, 2012

Multi-Bean Salad

Here it is! The final Moosewood dish! I can't believe I did it. I thought I had one more dessert to go, but boy was I wrong. I started gathering ingredients earlier today, then realized it was something I already made. Silly me!  I AM DONE! This is it!

I simplified the recipe for Multi-Bean Salad by using canned beans. I chose red kidney beans, cannellini beans, and green beans. Doing so sped up the process of making this dish by one thousand!

I started by draining and rinsing the beans and putting them in a large bowl. Then I made the dressing: olive olive, minced garlic, lemon juice, and a mighty glug of red wine vinegar.  I chose to use the food processor to mince the remaining ingredients: celery, red onion, parsley, and a red bell pepper.

Here's everything piled up in a mixing bowl, what a sight!

Mincing everything in the food processor made the veggies and herbs a little mulchy ... and juicy. Here's everything all mixed up.

I was worried, with all that juice, that the flavors wouldn't stick to the beans. But upon closer examination with my fingers and tongue, it turns out, they did!

I am looking forward to trying this recipe the way Mollie suggests it: with some hot rice and shredded cheese mixed up in a bowl. Mmm.

I'll be back later in the weekend with a proper wrap up. XO!


  1. congratulations! This is a huge feat...this recipe seems like a great base, with lots of options for variation and substitutions. YAAAAAY!!!!

    (That was me, cheerleading for you)

    1. I love the cheerleading! Thank you for the awesome support!