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Cannellini with summer vegetables

CANNELLINI WITH SUMMER VEGETABLES
Written by Veronica Lavenia

Cannellini with summer vegetables is a fresh, hearty dish.

Nothing is as good as a simple, crunchy and colorful cannellini salad with some vegetables from the garden. Cannellini beans are one of the most versatile ingredients of my summer kitchen.

Legumes should not be lacking in our diet even in this period. That’s why the cannellini beans, perfect even cooked (preferably, buy those in glass packaging, in order to verify freshness and color) are ideal to combine with various dishes. Rocket (aragula), first tomatoes and bell peppers from the garden complete a simple but rich dish.

Cannellini with summer vegetables: Ingredients

Serves 2

The juice of one lemon

Pinch of sea salt

1 tbsp apple vinegar

1 tsp coconut sugar

3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

250 g (9 oz) organic cannellini, glass packed

a bunch of rocket (aragula)

10 cherry tomatoes

1 red bell pepper

1 yellow bell pepper

Cannellini with summer vegetables: Method

  1. In a bowl, emulsify the lemon with salt, apple vinegar, sugar and four tablespoons of oil. In another bowl, add the cannellini beans, the rocket, washed and dried, the tomatoes, washed and cut in half.
  2. Stir, add a tablespoon of oil and let it rest.Clean the bell peppers and bake for about forty minutes.
  3. Once cooked, let cool, cut into strips and add to the bowl of the cannellini. Season with the emulsion, serve immediately with crisp bread.
CANNELLINI WITH SUMMER VEGETABLES

PH. Veronica Lavenia

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

Veronica, PhD, is an Italian based food writer. Born and raised in Italy, surrounded by the thriving culture and spirit of Sicily, Veronica was a University academic before becoming a food writer. In the context of academic research, she has published essays on the Spanish-American narrative in national and international Academic Journals. As freelance journalist, she wrote about book reviews and tennis. Food was the subject she thought about most so, inspired by family recipes, and valuable Italian culinary heritage, she moved into writing her experiences and studies on the subject.
Sustainability, seasonality and selection of raw materials (as much as possible local, organic and unrefined) are the basis of Veronica’s natural food philosophy.
Cookery author, "Gluten Free Heaven" magazine contributor, some of her works have appeared in "Vegetarian Living", "Veggie Magazine", "Lifestyle FOOD", "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide" and "Chickpea", among others.