Now that cannellini beans are sold in the bulk section of the supermarket, there is no need to buy another white bean. This is a great side for barbecue or a pot luck.
Cold Cannellini Bean Salad
- 1/2 lb dried cannellini beans
- 4 leaves basil chopped
- 3 slices bacon diced fine
- 1 cup onion diced fine
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- 1 Anaheim pepper chopped fine
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Soak beans in salted water overnight. Cook beans until tender then strain into a large bowl. Fry bacon in a skillet until browned. Add onion and saute over low heat until golden, deglazing pan with juices. Add everything to beans and season with salt and pepper. Place in the refrigerator and chill for two hours. Check seasoning before serving adding more oil, lemon juice or spice if necessary.