WHITE BEAN SALAD, MEDITERRANEAN FLAVORS
4 cups white beans, brined, marinated and cooked
1/2 onion, chopped, minced
1 celery stock, chopped, minced
1 red pepper, chopped, minced
1/2 cup peeled seeded, chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons pitted green olives, chopped
1 tablespoon pine nuts or other soft nut like pistachio
1 tablespoon white raisins, plumped in hot water, drained
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed, chopped
2 cloves garlic, sprout removed, minced
1/4 cup dry white wine or water
EVOO as needed
Salt, pepper, coriander, as needed.
Prepare the beans, and chill. Prepare remaining ingredients and chill. At service toss together and serve over arugula or other fresh green.
Alternatively, remove beans and add 2-3 cups shaved raw cauliflower. Taste and adjust seasoning.