Fried basil, tomato and mixed bean salad

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Fried basil, tomato and mixed bean salad
Fried basil, tomato and mixed bean salad
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:95
Ready in:1 hour 10 minutes
Prep. time:1 hour 10 minutes
Cook time:None
Difficulty:Easy
Recipe author:Chef
First published:24th October 2012
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..gently fry the basil leaves..

This unusual salad could be made with any tinned or presoaked beans or pulses, even whole chickpeas.

Ingredients

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Method

  1. Keep back about a third of the basil leaves for garnish and then tear up the rest
  2. Heat the olive oil in a small pan and gently fry the remaining basil leaves for a minute or so until the leaves take a little colour
  3. Rinse the beans in a sieve under cold running water and drain
  4. Halve the tomatoes and arrange in a bowl with the beans
  5. Allow the basil soaked oil to cool a little and then pour over the beans and tomatoes
  6. Season with a little sea salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper
  7. Toss the salad well and chill in a fridge for 1 hour so the flavours mingle
  8. Dress with the remaining basil leaves and sprinkle with lime juice

Serving suggestions

Serve chilled

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