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White Bean Salad with Carrots and Red Onions

October 29, 2010

One of the things that makes being a vegan so much easier is that I love beans. Maybe not as much as my brother Jack, but enough to ensure that I get my share of protein. While he enjoys his straight out of the can, I like to dress mine up a bit with some red onions and a bit of a lemon-dill dressing. This recipe is based on one I saw in 101cookbooks. It’s quick and easy and makes a great side dish.

White Bean Salad with Carrots and Red Onions

2 tbs olive oil (for cooking)
1 lb carrots (or around 7 medium carrots or 20 baby carrots) sliced thinly
2 lbs (or around 3 cups) baked white bean of your choice

For the dressing:

1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 2 lemons
1/3 of a medium red onion very thinly sliced
pinch of salt
handful of dill finely chopped
1 tbs agave nectar

I usually use canned beans because they make life so much easier. Because they can be a bit gooey, I like to rinse them off and let them drain for a while. I recommend doing this before you start the dressing.

While the beans are draining, start sautéing the carrots in a very large pan. They should sauté for about 10 minutes or until brown, so while they’re sautéing you can start on the dressing.

At this point you should be checking in the carrots, but you’ll have time to slice the onion and chop the dill, and mix in the other ingredients for the dressing.

Once the carrots are done, add in the beans and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

Move the beans and carrots into a bowl and mix in the dressing carefully as to not break up the beans (if you mix too forcefully the beans will become mushy.) You can serve hot or cold!

One Comment leave one →
  1. SIC! permalink
    November 8, 2010 11:57 pm

    this looks a lot better than my attempt at this recipe.

    also, is this new blog a scheme to stop the tagging competition?

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