March 10, 2013

What I ate: Bean salad

Bean salad

It's been so crazy busy lately and I've got so many photos backed up to write about!!!!

I usually try to pick and choose the interesting or special places/recipes/dishes/etc to write about, cause I generally feel like the meals that I have at home - as it can be for many people - can get a little repetitive and boring. But after a suggestion from one of my closest friends - Fiona - I thought it might be worth a mention the stuff I throw together at home. Especially on leftover Sundays.

Today, it's a bean salad. It's a pretty loose and easy recipe, and great if you have stuff in your pantry that you'd like to clean out. Here's what I used:

  • a tin of four bean mix (drained and rinsed lightly)
  • a tin of cannelloni beans (ditto)
  • tinned beetroot (finely diced)
  • finely diced chillies
  • sliced black olives
  • semi dried tomatoes
  • feta
  • tuna in springwater
  • finely diced onion
  • finely diced cucumber
  • lettuce

For the dressing I used the juice from the tin of beetroot, reduced with 1 bay leaf, then mixed with some white miso (I didn't have mustard in the fridge), some balsamic vinegar, a squeeze of lemon, pinch of salt, and extra virgin olive oil.

I also had some bread rolls in the fridge - you know the kind that you finish baking at home? - and spread those with some homemade garlic butter (parsley, garlic, lemon juice and butter) and threw them into the oven.

I really liked that this salad was pretty much a pantry-ready salad, and cleared out a lot of bits and pieces in my fridge that needed eating. I didn't feel over stuffed after, and it was incredibly moreish.

Leftover sundays are the best. =)

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At March 11, 2013 at 1:19 PM , Anonymous Fiona said...

It looks great and super healthy :)

Now I'm looking forward to the post with the lentils :P


At March 12, 2013 at 12:29 PM , Blogger milkteaxx said...

i love throwing whatever is in the fridge and pantry together for a quick salad or meal! your bean salad looks amazing!


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