Hi Pocket Lovers!
All of us want to live more, love more + thrive. The Blue Zones, a 12 year ongoing study by Dan Buettner, explores areas of the world where people live longer better lives. And the secret is: beans. What's not to love: inexpensive, high in protein + antioxidants, and so many beans to choose from.
Here's a bean salad recipe from our favorite site : thekitchn.com
White Bean & Roasted Vegetable Salad
Serves 4 to 6
1 each red and yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped into 3/4" pieces
1/2 large red onion, peeled and chopped into 3/4" pieces
3 large garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
2 tablespoons good-quality olive oil, divided
2 (15.5-ounce) cans cannellini beans (white kidney beans), drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons good-quality red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Finely chopped fresh parsley, to taste
Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss the bell peppers, onion, and garlic cloves with 1 tablespoon olive oil; season with salt and pepper to taste. Roast the vegetables for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened and beginning to caramelize.
Toss the still-warm vegetables with the cannellini beans, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Allow the salad to sit at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for at least one hour to allow the flavors to marry. Discard garlic cloves. Stir in chopped parsley; taste and adjust seasonings if desired.
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