2 Cans White Beans, Drained & rinsed
1 Bunch Fresh Basil, Chopped
4 Roma Tomatoes, Cut into small cubes
3 Cloves Garlic, Finely Chopped or crushed
2 t Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/2 t Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 C Olive Oil
2 t Balsamic Vinegar
In the bottom of your serving bowl add the garlic, seasoning, red pepper flakes, olive oil & balsamic. Add beans, basil and tomatoes, toss gently but thoroughly. Garnish with a sprig of basil.
This would also work well warm as a saute over pasta or spinach.
For a warm dish heat olive oil, red pepper flakes & garlic in a saute pan over medium heat. Stir for 5 minutes, add beans, balsamic, seasoning, tomatoes and basil. Toss gently until heated through. Serve!
Background: I made this bean salad for my friend Tori's 50th Birthday party. My friend Tammy loved it and wanted the recipe... so Tammy baby here it is! xo