Beans, particularly cannellini, beans, are a staple in my kitchen cupboard. They are so versatile, can be served in both cold and hot dishes, are filling and are also good for you. This recipe is just a simple cold dish and uses a great blend of fresh herbs – mint, parsley and cilantro – and a little red onion. It is best left for half an hour or so before serving to let the flavors develop.
1 can of cannellini beans – rinsed and drained
1 heaped tbsp. red onion – finely chopped
1 heaped tbsp. each of fresh parsley, cilantro, mint – finely chopped
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a large bowl place beans, red onion and herbs and mix together.
Then add the vinegar, oil and seasoning and mix again.
Leave to stand for some 30 minutes before serving.