Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Simple Bean Salad

Simple Bean Salad
serves 6

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, sliced
2 x 400g/14oz cans flageolet
beans, drained and rinsed
extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
2 tablespoons basil pesto
freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
small handful of fresh basil leaves

• Heat the oil in a small heavy pan. Sauté the garlic until golden but not scorched. Stir in the beans, then leave to marinate in the oil for 10–15 minutes.
• When ready to serve, drizzle a little oil over until the beans are generously coated, then add the pesto sauce and lemon juice to taste. Season with salt and pepper, then stir in the basil leaves. Serve straight away.

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