French-style bean salad

French-style White Bean Salad
French-style White Bean Salad
French-style White Bean Salad
  • 3 each – 15 ounce cans of beans (white, cannellini, garbanzo)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (more if you want more dressing)
  • 1/3 cup green onion
  • 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar (more if you want more dressing)
  • 4 fat cloves of garlic finely minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped pepper (bell are good but you can use Anaheim and Passilla, yellow/Hungarian peppers)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup sliced green olives stuffed with pimentos
  • 1 tsp. coarse ground or stone ground dijon mustard
  • pepper to taste

Canned beans are usually salted so there’s really not a need to add salt. You may want to adjust the amount of vegetables to suit your tastes.

Awesome as a side dish, it goes great on top of green salad as well. Super-healthy as people in Blue Zones eat 1 cup of beans a day.

***NOTE: served with lengthwise wedges of hard boiled eggs!!!! This salad is best if it sits overnight and the flavors meld together!