Lisa's Kitchen Blog where there is no shortage of out of this world vegetarian recipes. Whenever I want to cook a really unique curry this is the blog I go to because this is perhaps the only other person as obsessed with Indian cooking as I am. She has some of the coolest recipes and flavor combinations, stuff I'd never think to cook.
Like this salad, I was a little leery of the cooked beans, raw veggies and lots of sun dried tomatoes combo but after I poured on the sun dried tomato dressing I became a believer. The flavors are just what I was looking for an a warm afternoon when I didn't want to turn on the stove for more than 5 minutes. The tomatoes and balsamic vinegar create a nice tangy edge for the beans.
The fella who isn't a huge fan of tomatoes wouldn't stop eating this. He said it was like a less evil version of mayo encased potato salad. And he's right the parmesan cheese (I used a half nutritional yeast half ground almonds substitute for vegan parm) and garlic create a pleasant creaminess that reminded us both of mayo but without the heaviness and the fat. And because there is no mayo involved this would be a killer salad for a picnic.
This is another salad that is going into heavy rotation on my summer menus.