Warm bean and spinach salad

Over the weekend, I had planned for some girlfriends to come over for lunch. Sadly, illness struck one of my friends, so we decided to postpone the lunch to another day. A downside being that I then had 4 chicken marylands (that I had planned to cook for lunch) and nothing to serve them with (as one of my friends had been on ‘salad duty’). So, while the chicken was roasting in the oven that evening, I raided our fridge and pantry to see what I could come up with for a side dish. Starting with the fridge – carrots and zucchini… IMG_7397 Followed by the pantry – from which I grabbed cannellini beans, harissa paste and some tomato paste. IMG_7398 Finally – a bag of baby spinach and a little water.. IMG_7399 And then left to cook until the spinach had wilted and the dish had warmed through. IMG_7400 The result being a rather tasty warm salad – that was so very easy to make IMG_7401 Packed with veggies and the creamy beans… IMG_7403 And with just a kick of spice from the harissa paste.  IMG_7405 Served with the roasted chicken marylands… IMG_7411 and we had ourselves quite a tasty dinner. Gotta love the versatility of beans! What about you? Do you have a favourite bean / legume? Mine would have to be chickpeas, although I also love the creaminess of cannellini beans.

6 thoughts on “Warm bean and spinach salad

  1. 'tis the season for warm salads – this sounds lovely – we cook with lots of chickpeas and cannelini beans too (and also love lentils)

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