A friend gave me some tomatoes from her garden so I decided to make a white bean salad. Andrea's Recipes is hosting this one off food blog event.
The rules are very simple: just make a dish that uses at least one item from your very own garden andpost about it. I’m leaving the choices wide open because different latitudes will have different produce available. (Just so you know, I am insanely jealous of anyone who has avocado trees in the yard!) And yes, herbs definitely qualify! If you don’t have a garden, you can use something that was gifted to you, but the giver must have grown the item herself/himself.
There are many versions of bean salad in Algerian cooking. Some are very simply dressed with citrus juice, olive oil, and spices. Chermoula also makes a nice dressing for a bean salad. This version is garnished with fresh raw vegetables. I used fennel bulb, carrots, tomatoes and chopped cilantro. I lightly pickled chopped onion in sweet white vinegar for about an hour. This dish is really a non-recipe. I used Rancho Gordo flageolet beans that I cooked the night before and tossed in my vegetables, seasoned with salt and pepper.