Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cannellini Beans Salad





I realized that I haven't posted for several days. Time flies. It's all started with that little "vase project", which had a snowball effect, meaning we re-organized the whole house. There was a lot of moving furniture, changing decor, some wall painting, but not a lot of cooking. Salads came to rescue for lunch and dinner.


Cannellini Beans Salad


2 cups Cannellini Beans, cooked 
2 red bell pepper
1/2 cup green olives, sliced
2 limes 
1 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 tbsp olive oil
cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste


Combine all the ingredients, and juice from one lime. Mix well, and chill in the refrigerator for minimum two hours. Serve with a lime wedge and a few cilantro leaves. 




See you,
Marina

46 comments:

  1. This looks delicious, hearty and comforting! And here's to a successful house redesign project!

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    1. Thank you! Re-decorating house was a good project. I was able to increas my kitchen counter top space, which is alwasy a good thing for a cook! :)

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  2. I hope everything is well for you Marina? :)

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    1. Yes, thanks Lorraine! I've created a great place in my home to cook, and to relax. Everyone loves it, and now I can spend more time in the kitchen :)

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  3. Perfect for summer, when you do not feel like spending time in the kitchen....

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    1. Yes Suchi, it's perfect for hot days, when you don't want to add any heat to already hot house. Except, I did cook the beans. :)

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  4. This is my type of salad, filling, fresh and tasty!

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  5. Simple and delicious salad, Marina!!! Perfect for the hot days of summer~

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    1. And summer is here already, it's so hot that we sleep in the living room again because bedrooms upstairs are super hot even with AC. :)

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  6. Oooh, Limes.... I love white bean salads... never thought about lime juice. Great idea.

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    1. Thanks Katie! I like to use lemons and limes in my salads, I need to post some of my salad dressing recipes. :)

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  7. Comment disappeared - try again.... Love the lime juice. Never thought about using that in a white bean salad!

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  8. delicious, an easy and fast meal for lunch or dinner!

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  9. A fresh and tasty dish great for the summer. I love cannellini!

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    1. I do love cannellini too, they have a mild taste, great for soups and salads. :)

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  10. This looks sooo good and I love the green olive touch.

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  11. A simple yet tastefully made salad my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thanks! I love simplicity, in food too. :)

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  12. I love the green olives in this salad - sounds good! Hope things are ok Marina!

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    1. Thanks Jane, yes, things are fine around here. Just super hot! :)

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  13. Such simple salads are the best. Delicious, vegetarian and healthy :-) yum, yum.

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    1. Agree, sometimes food speaks for itself. The food I cook is simple most of the time as a long list of ingredients intimidates me.

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  14. Love the idea of adding olives to your bean salad!
    Rita

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    1. Olives are great in this salad. Different olives would give different flavor! :)

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  15. Delicious, summery and fresh looking! I love salads like this with sandwiches, grilled meats and on their own! Thanks!

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    1. I love o add beans to any salads, which reminds me that I need to pre-soak some beans to cook tomorrow. :)

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  16. The salad is one of my favorites. I especially like your recipe with the olives I think cannellini beans are underrated when creating recipes. I think their taste and texture is wonderful.

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    1. I hear you, and I think that's why it is not available in many stores (I had to order those beans). Cannellini beans have such a great yet mild taste and perfect texture to be used in so many dishes.

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  17. I love bean salads (harking back to the three-bean salad of my grandmother's). this looks fantastic. Hope your project(s) got finished.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I think I am done with home project for some time. I have a larger kitchen counter top space, which is always good for an inspired cook! :)

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  18. look so fresh and healthy...mouthwatering!

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  19. This sounds really nice, and I have home grown limes at the moment too.

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    1. Home grown limes?! Oh, that would be so delicious! I can only imagine the smell of freshly picked lime (or lemon)... :)

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  20. When you reorganize easy meals are always the right choice! This salad is the perfect choice. I love cannellini beans!

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    1. Even when I don't re-organize, easy meal is my choice: I am often intimidated by a long list of ingredients. I would try to follow the recipe, then I would go into creative mode with the available ingredients.. :)

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  21. I love white bean salads. You can combine the beans with so many things - I rarely make the salad the same way twice. It's particularly good mixed with tuna fish. Very nice - thanks.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, beans are versatile ingredient, healthy and delicious too!

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