This strawberry mint bean salad is an easy dish to whip up . It’s fresh and tasty and looks great on the table!This month’s Ultimate Recipe Challenge is ….can I have the envelope please… strawberries! I’ve made a strawberry caprese salad and more recently low carb chocolate strawberry treats, so I can appreciate these red, juicy berries as much as anyone. I got the idea to mix strawberries with mint, while watering the vast amount of mint in my garden. Turns out it was a great pairing. This strawberry mint salad recipe is so easy and fresh I think you’ll enjoy it as much as we did. So before I get to my fellow challengers and all their wonderful strawberry recipes, let me quickly walk through this one.
I got these cute little strawberries from the farmer’s market. They are from a fantastic farm close to me called Triple B Berry Farm and if you are ever in the area, I would highly recommend you check then out. They have so many children’s activities year round and a great selection of fruit and produce. Next to the strawberries is a sprig of my peppermint plant. I love cooking with fresh herbs, especially those from my garden, and I’ve used some of my parsley too.
I used canned cannellini beans today because I told you this was a quick and easy recipe. The dressing is simply oil and vinegar and of course garlic. So add everything to your bowl, pour your dressing, mix and eat. The sweet, tart strawberries with the cool, green mint go perfectly with the starchy beans and the bite of a red onion.
Strawberry Mint Bean Salad
Another nice thing about this recipe is that you can use just about any fruit that is season. Next time I’m trying peaches or even blueberries. Well I hope you like my entry in the Ultimate Strawberry Recipe Challenge. Please scroll down and check out all my fellow participants and their wonderful strawberry recipes. Enjoy!
- 1 can cannellini beans
- ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
- 10 strawberries, sliced
- 2 Tablespoons fresh mint, minced
- 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
- 2 Tablespoons vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons oil
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- Drain and rinse the beans and add to a large bowl.
- Add strawberries, parsley and mint and mix to combine.
- In a separate bowl whisk vinegar, oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Pour over bean mixture and mix well.
- Refrigerate until ready to eat.