Black & White Bean Salad With Tomato And Fresh Mozzarella

By Vicky | Things I Made Today
July 22, 2014
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Author Notes: Dense and flavorful and so perfect for summer. The longer it sits, the more the ingredients soak in the dressing and the tastier the salad gets, thus, it’s perfect for a make-ahead-picnic.Vicky | Things I Made Today

Serves: 6

Ingredients

For the viniagrette

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

For the salad

  • 1 15 ounces can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounces can white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced into 1/2 inch squares
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Directions

  1. Using a food processor or electric mixer, mix together all ingredients for viniagrette except olive oil until smooth. Slowly add in olive oil and mix until it is thick and emulsified. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together black and white beans. Pour half the viniagrette over the beans and mix. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. To the beans, add onions, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Pour in remaining dressing, mix well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

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