Hello, hungry ones.

We now have a contributor, Dexy. Dexy is from Canada, and he loves to cook, obviously. He will be popping in every week to share his special recipes to us! Thanks, Dexy!

For today, we are going to have White Bean, Pea and Carrot Salad. Perfect for spring!

What you need:

  • 2 c white beans, soaked
  • 2 c frozen peas and carrot
  • 4 hearts of celery, diced
  • 1/4 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 large yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 5 stalks asparagus, sliced into 1 inch segments and spears separated
  • 3 stalks green onion, sliced
  • 10 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 100 g tofu, cubed

For the vinaigrette:

  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 T tapenade
  • 1/2 t cayenne pepper
  • 1 T honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

What to do:

  1. Blanche asparagus and tofu for 2 minutes. That means you dunk it in boiling water and rinse it in really, really cold water.9936_4786076453448_483290725_n
  2. Boil soaked beans for an hour or until “al dente“. Firm.24455_4786074533400_398034571_n
  3. Two minutes before beans are done, add frozen peas and carrots.57959_4786075173416_1539753429_n
  4. Drain water and let bean and frozen pea and carrot cool for a minute or two.563794_4786075333420_55423905_n
  5. Toss the other ingredients together.Add blanched tofu and asparagus segments (separate spears) and white beans and frozen pea and carrot.579552_4786075213417_624729318_n
  6. Meanwhile, whisk ingredients for vinaigrette together in a small bowl.
  7. Serve salad in a bowl or a small glass, garnish with asparagus spears and drizzled with vinaigrette! Tada!531782_4786077133465_2121971983_n


Traci, Burnt Apple.com · April 26, 2013 at 12:38 am

Woo hoo! I’ve got white beans I’ve been trying to use up from my food storage. Going to give these a try. You read my mind!

    Ella · April 28, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Boom! Happy days! Tell us how it went! πŸ˜€

whatsapp · May 3, 2013 at 6:54 am

Hello! I’ve been following your site for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the great job!

    Ella · May 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Hi whatsapp! Thank you! Always feel free to drop a line, we’re all friends here! If you have any ideas for a recipe or something, message us! We have a Facebook account now: http://www.facebook.com/HelloHungryOnes

    Have a great day ahead πŸ™‚

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