Caprese summer salad with Cannellini Beans

by Claudia on July 4, 2013, 2 comments

caprese summer salad with cannellini beans

We have been cheering for my cousin last weekend at the Düsseldorf Triathlon. I love sports events. Especially running and Triathlon. So since Sunday I am even keener on getting a racing bike. It is such a good thing to have – especially in the summer. The Rhineland has so many great routes and you are quickly out of the city.

I should get one.

And you should make this salad.

It is a perfect summertime salad with a pesto-like dressing. I discovered Cannellini beans recently and I love their nutty taste and smooth texture.

  • 2 cups of boiled white Cannellini beans
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 handful of pine nuts
  • 100g buffalo mozzarella, cut into chunky pieces
  • Some fresh basil leaves, chopped

  • For the dressing:

  • 1 handful of fresh basil
  • 1/2 handful of fresh mint
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Mix all ingredients for the salad in a large bowl. Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a mixing bowl and use a hand-held blender to puree the herbs and to mix everything well. Toss over the salad. Done.

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