Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Refreshing bean salad

Ah those dreamy days... 
You know the ones I mean - when it feels like you are receiving a special gift from the universe: the sun is shining, you are in the right place at the right time, old friends reappear as if by magic and you happen to be in the most perfect, remote, rural setting. Sometimes you forget that these places even exist while living in London
So it was on one of those days that I decided to make this bean salad, shared with me on the beach in Birling Gap by my old pal, Lou Lou, who I hadn't seen in two years but just happened to be at her parents' house at the same time that I'd decided to visit my dad
A bean salad may not seem like the most refreshing food on the face of this earth, and yet this one really is. It's that East European combination of sour cream, cucumber and dill that does it. You blend the sour cream with the crushed garlic, salt, pepper and dill first, then pour over the beans and cucumber


Tin of cannellini beans, drained
Tin of butter beans, drained
Cucumber, peeled and chopped
Handful chopped dill
250ml sour cream
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Salt and white pepper

1 comment:

  1. Believe in this salad. Such amazing flavours for a summers day.....cheap as chips to make and full of my personal favourite, butter beans. Thanks zuza!
    Lou lou x