Some nights of the week, this does the trick.
A lovely, refreshing salad while you're cooking some lovely marinated meat on the grill. And it's dinner done!
Especially true when you (that's me) has been teaching culinary classes nearly every weekend and out of town guests are about to descend upon the household in a matter of days. Yikes!
Time for complicated 4-course dinners this week? Not quite, but certainly enough time to rustle some delicious healthful dinner in about 30 minutes. Oh yes indeed!
This gorgeous salad has all the lovely flavors and refreshing ingredients, that will carry you to a gorgeous Tuscan countryside like a summer breeze - greens, crisp & succulent green beans, cannellini beans, juicy tomatoes, olives and of course Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese with none of that fake stuff coming out of a jar that looks like God knows what!
The mint vinaigrette comes together quickly after a bit of blanching with the mint leaves and minty flavors infuses the salad once again when fresh leaves are torn into the salad.
So good, that when we made it in class a few weeks ago, every one proclaimed that they love it just as is - no side of meat required!