Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Italian Balsamic Honey Bean Salad for St. Joseph

Italian Balsamic Honey Bean Salad

This dish can be made on either feast of Saint Joseph to represent Italy's devotion to Saint Joseph and the symbolism of the fava bean in their devotion

Italian Balsamic Honey Bean Salad

any variety of cooked beans (we used white navy and garbanzo beans)
chopped raw baby spinach
diced tomatoes (Roma or grape best)
sauteed sweet onions (or raw if that is your preference)
balsamic vinegar (good quality, ours is from Italy but it can be just a symbol of Italy)
olive oil
lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Mix beans, spinach, tomatoes and onions gingerly in a large serving bowl. In a separate small bowl mix a 2:1:1:1 ratio of balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil and lemon juice. This ratio really is to your individual liking as it is just the dressing for the salad. Add salt and pepper to taste. Dress the salad before serving. 

Saint Joseph, pray for us!!

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