So here’s my first Monday Menu for you all. on a Tuesday.
Warm Pea & White Bean Salad
Ok, so last week I was rushing to get ready for rehearsal and I was starving. I am really careful 99% of the time to make sure I eat healthily, so I’ve come up with so many SUPER quick healthy one-bowl recipes. It’s fun for me because it forces me to be creative because I am so busy it’s hard for me to get to the store a bunch.
Here’s one I had last week before rehearsal that I think you will like. It’s nice to eat something with a spoon that’s warm without having to deal with soups (temperature is always an issue when you’re on the run with soups, to me, they are a sit down take your time kind of meal…which is why I have soups for dinner constantly. Maybe a soup next week…) and salads, while extra healthy, it’s cold out!!!
You will need:
1 medium/small stainless steel pot
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 can white beans (I used navy because they are small like the peas)
half a lemon
2/3 cup frozen baby green peas
2 fresh mint leaves (I use spearmint)
a dab of butter (I use earth balance, though, but whatever you prefer)
fresh ground black pepper
Put the stainless steel pot on medium high heat and add the olive oil. Add the navy beans (drained and rinsed), stir. Turn the heat to medium low. Add most of the juice of half a lemon, save it and set it aside. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mince the two spearmint leaves. Add the green peas and stir until they warm through. Add the mint. Add the dab of butter and stir until it melts in. Once it melts, pour into a bowl and finish with the rest of the lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
That’s it!! Eat it with a spoon :)
Yummy, quick, delicious. Enjoy!
'til next Monday (“Monday”)
Side note but not required, I use all organic produce, including lemons and frozen peas, and even mint. I find this makes a difference, to me, on flavor especially when you are using very few fresh ingredients, it’s always nice to get the best quality ones. This however, mind you, is coming from a closet food snob so no worries if you think organic is BS and you go for the non-organic stuff. Just an extra detail for you. :)
also, UGH! I didn’t clean the side of the plate for the photo! Ok. Next week I will. (I know you all noticed and were wildly offended.) …..