Do you ever find yourself staring at the contents of a high-end salad bar and thinking “That’s so easy–why don’t I make that at home?”
It happens almost every time I travel, and very often at a certain little store by the name of Whole Foods. So many of the offerings are stunning in their simplicity and I kick myself for neglecting to make the same ultra-easy food when I am at home.
Worse, I sometimes forget to share such recipes here. It’s not always about the latest, greatest, most unusual or sensational combination; it’s about delicious, healthy food that’s as satisfying as it is convenient.
So here’s a reminder of one of the simplest salads around: Lemon-Parsley White Bean Salad.
It’s naturally gluten-free and vegan.
It takes 5 minutes to prepare.
It’s high in protein.
It requires a mere can of beans, a lemon, a handful of parsley, and a drizzle of olive oil.
It can be stuffed into a pita.
It packs well for lunch.
It is versatile (use any beans that you have on hand).
Or it can be taken in a Tex Mex direction by using black beans, a lime, and cilantro.
Sold? Me, too.
Happy eating, everyone, and stay cool!