|Our fire Roasted Pepper make the perfect Salad with these white beans!|
If you are a follower or subscriber of ours, then you’ve likely seen our recommendations for charring peppers on the hot coals using an open pit, fireplace, charcoal grill or even gas grill. It’s so easy yet gives such a flavorful outcome to use in all types of recipes.
I’m giving you a salad recipe that is hearty enough to be a salad entrée or the perfect side for your favorite protein.
Gather Simple Ingredients
I truly believe anyone can do both the charred pepper technique and make this salad without any difficulty. Here are the ingredients you’ll need to bring the salad to life:
- 6 charred peppers, skinned, seeded, and quartered
- 2 anchovy fillets packed in olive oil, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup chopped flat leaf parsley
- 1 (15 oz.) can white beans, drained and rinsed
- ¼ ounce Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 cup packed spicy baby greens like arugula or watercress
In addition to the ingredients, you’ll need salt, pepper, a bowl, and whisk.
Vinaigrette Is Key
You’ll want to get any larger pepper slices cut down into thinner slices. Once the peppers are evenly sized, it’s time to season them with salt and fresh ground pepper. Do this by laying them out on a platter. Taking a small bowl, it’s time to make the vinaigrette. Start putting the anchovies, garlic, vinegar, oil, and parsley in the bowl and whisk together. Add the beans and toss to coat with the vinaigrette. Season the mixture with salt and fresh ground pepper. You can taste and adjust the vinegar and seasonings until it fits your taste. Now prepare the serving dish to assemble the salad.
Simple Layers of FlavorWith the peppers charred and vinaigrette made, it’s time to assemble the salad. Start by laying out the peppers on a platter or serving dish. Spoon the bean mixture over the top of the peppers and top with spicy greens like baby arugula or watercress. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. That’s it!
This is a perfect side with a great steak, ribs, chicken or fish. It’s hearty enough to use as a main entrée as well for those looking for a healthier meal. It’s especially refreshing during the warmer seasons. Remember, char extra peppers and freeze them so you can pull them out for this fabulous recipe any time of the year.