During the summer months we try to eat lighter and use the grill more. This past weekend was hot and MUGGGGGGY! Sunday was miserable. There was barely a breeze and it was thick! We kept lunch very light with this salad.
I first saw this recipe on our local public television station on one of the cooking shows they have. I couldn’t find that recipe, but I did find one similar that Martha Stewart has. It was mostly the dressing that I was looking for. Martha’s was very simple. It was just olive oil and lemon juice.
Here’s the cast of characters: Olive oil, white beans, tomato, cucumber and lemon juice (plus salt and pepper to taste).
Drain and rinse the beans and put them in a bowl.
Cut up the cucumber and tomato and place them in the bowl. I peeled my cucumber, but you can leave it on if you prefer.
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Salt & pepper to taste. We’re cutting back on sodium intake so I didn’t add any.
This meal was good, but we think it could get better. The best improvement will be when I can make it with cucumbers and tomatoes fresh from the garden. I think some fresh parsley and basil would add some nice flavor as well.
Here’s to lighter and fresher eating!