When our pools beckon us, and the aroma of braai smoke fills our rosy-pink sunset skies in summer, it’s time to celebrate with family and friends around the braai by enjoying delicious and healthy meals, like this a scintillating, fresh Mediterranean Bean and Pepper Salad from KOO.
Beans are a great accompaniment to any salad, as they are full of fibre and nutrients, and because KOO’s range of canned beans and legumes are ready-to-eat, you can easily prepare meals from salads, lunches, dinner and everything in-between in no time at all, allowing you more time to spend enjoying the hot outdoors.
Dish up more love and savour the summertime in style, with this recipe that packs in taste and convenience.
SCINTILLATING SUMMER SALAD
2 cans KOO BUTTER BEANS IN BRINE (rinsed and drained)
1 can KOO CHICKPEAS IN BRINE (rinsed and drained)
1 tsp. olive oil
1 large red pepper, deseeded and sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Handful chopped parsley
Handful chopped fresh basil
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Toss KOO BUTTER BEANS IN BRINE and KOO CHICKPEAS IN BRINE together in a large bowl.
Heat 1 tsp. of olive oil in a large pan, add pepper and fry for about 3-4 minutes, until soft.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Mix remaining ingredients with the beans and chick peas, and add cooled pepper (including any pan juice).
Cover with cling film and refrigerate.
To serve, toss ingredients to distribute flavours, adjust seasoning if necessary and serve at room temperature.
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