Based on Savoring the Day by Judith Benn Hurley
Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and toss well, about 30 times, to combine.
If the weather is hot and/or dry, serve the salad slightly chilled, accompanied by iced mint tea.
If the weather is cold and/or damp, double the garlic and serve the salad warm.
2 cups cooked white beans is more than one 15oz can but less than two. Whole Foods sells jars of white beans that are 2 cups (and better beans).
The tomatoes are for sure optional, but good.
If I'm in a hurry, I don't blanch the spinach. It's fine, just more like a raw salad that way.
Last time, I left out the cilantro, and it was ok.
I try not to use sprouted garlic when making this, because you're eating the garlic raw, and sprouted garlic can get pretty bitter.
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This page was last modified on 2011 December 20.