I’ve been busy busy with guests and travels. So much I’d like to share, but for now, a recipe.
I had something kind of like this at a Greek restaurant here and was craving more. I couldn’t find a recipe anywhere, and it was really so simple, so I just put together a few things and was really happy with the results. It’s really just beans marinated in a vinaigrette, plus some garnishes.
The amounts in the vinaigrette are approximate—-I rarely measure when making salad dressings. If you want to make sure it’s just right, find a vinaigrette recipe you like and use it.
Here you go:
2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed (you could use another kind of bean instead)
a half-cup to 3/4 cup or so of vinaigrette dressing, enough to give the beans a good bath
My vinaigrette consisted of maybe a 1/2 cup or so of olive oil, a few tablespoons red wine vinegar, a teaspoon of honey, and some onion powder
1 small onion, diced
handful of parsley, chopped fine
Mix and let marinate in the fridge, covered. Add salt and pepper to taste (remembering that the beans are usually already salted).