Beans! Protein! Flavor! Low environmental impact!
Inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, these beans are delicious, protein-packed, and full of bright, fresh flavor — perfect in a salad, a side dish, or just as they are!
Blue Zone Beans
Apple State Vinegar
Blue Zones are areas of the world renowned for the health and longevity of their residents. One commonality? Beans! Using some super local beans from our CSA, we made a bean salad that harnesses the power of the Blue Zones for a delicious and hearty dish.
1 cup dry beans (soaked for at least 8 hours)
1 tbsp of Apple State Vinegar
Handful of herbs, chopped (I used cilantro, but parsley would also be great!)
Half a red onion or shallot, finely chopped
Juice of half a lemon
5-6 olives, roughly chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Soak beans overnight.
Rinse and add to pot. Cover beans with 2-3 inches of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until done.
Drain and add to bowl. Add vinegar, herbs, onion, lemon, olives, salt and pepper, and mix well! Enjoy!