I've been making preserved lemons using Meyer lemons when we get them here on the East Coast. I love the taste and hate to find at the end of the year that I haven't used them up, so I keep trying to find new ways to use them. Suzanne Goin has a fabulous recipe for halibut with pea shoots and preserved lemon "salsa" (highly recommend!) and thought
I'd play with the salsa and make a vinaigrette to use on salads. This bean salad was one idea. —healthierkitchen
cannellini beans, either cooked from dried or from one can of no sodium added beans
dry pint French green beans (haricots verts), stem ends trimmed and cut in two
handful or two of yellow or red cherry or grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
thinly sliced red onion
To prepare the vinaigrette, place the shallot and vinegar in a bowl and let sit for about 5 minutes. Whisk in the agave nectar, and then the oil. Add in the preserved lemon rind and a couple of grinds of pepper. Set aside.
Combine the two kinds of beans, the tomatoes and onions in a serving bowl. Spoon about half the dressing over top and mix gently to combine. Add more Tablespoon by Tablespoon until you achieve a balance you like. You might not use it all and can save the rest in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for a couple of days.