Tomato Salad Duo Over Roasted Garlic Cannellini Bean Puree
This Tomato Salad offers irresistible flavour, includes a variety of textures, and delivers an uber satisfying crunch. It makes entertaining effortless and is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and those looking for an substantial and interesting meat-free meal. The confit style tomatoes provide a gooey, jammy consistency, countered by the slight tartness of fresh tomatoes.
It’s a dish that forms part of my 2 ways 2 days approach to versatile, interesting, and yummy food, without having to eat the same thing 2 days in a row. It’s also a great way to save time and cut down on wastage!
The backbone of this recipe is the versatile, hands-off tomato and chilli confit. This dish alone serves 4, but if you are a two-person household you can mix it up by making this delicious high-protein salad one evening, and turn the remaining tomato confit into a deliciously saucy confit tomato pasta. No need to eat the same meal two days in a row.
Two Mato Tomato Salad
I know. I’ll see myself out.
But before I go, let’s talk about the tomatoes…
In this tomato salad recipe, we make a deliciously spicy confit with cherry tomatoes and roasted garlic, while also adding fresh tomatoes. That way you get to enjoy the best of both worlds – sweet, soft and gooey, jammy tomatoes and slightly acidic, firm and tart fresh tomatoes.
Bean There, Done That
Cannellini beans, from Italy, are commonly known as white kidney beans. They have a creamy texture and a mild, earthy, nutty taste. They’re also fat free and an excellent source of fibre, folate, iron, and magnesium – but it’s their protein content that makes everyone sit up and take notice. A ¼ cup serving of cannellini beans packs a powerful punch with a whopping 11 grams of protein.
We’ll be roasting some beans with garlic and grains to provide a delicious golden crunch, and blending the rest with some confit garlic to form a smooth, creamy bean puree.
Play It Again…
This dish serves four – but if you’re a 2-person family, then relax. You’re not going to have to eat the same tomato salad for two days in a row.
Simply divide the tomato confit into two portions and use half for the tomato salad, then use the other half tomorrow for this Cherry Tomato Pasta with Spicy Confit Tomato & Chilli Spaghetti.
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Easy, Effortless Entertaining
I like to work smart, and when it comes to entertaining, I prefer sitting around a table with good friends, enjoying easy conversation and a delicious, satisfying meal. So, it makes sense to whip up great food that doesn’t require hours of prep when you’d rather be socialising. That’s what makes this tomato salad recipe an absolute win, especially when it comes to mid-week entertaining.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this gluten-free?
This dish is gluten free provided you use gluten-free grains.
Can I make this vegan?
This dish is vegan – enjoy!
What else can I use the tomato confit for?
Use half for this recipe and the other half for this Cherry Tomato Pasta with Spicy Confit Tomato & Chilli Spaghetti.
Can I leave out the chilli?
If you want to dial down the heat, it’s okay to omit the chilli.