Time slips by so fast this time of year. Is it because of all of our obligations and extra tasks that come with celebrating the holidays? Or do we try to do more and feel there is so much more to accomplish; or both. Perhaps the end of the year is for reflection and clearing your mind for what lies ahead. Whatever it is my plan is to keep the holidays simple and fun, let’s hope I can stick to it.
This might seem like a very ordinary salad to you but sometimes ordinary is good. It’s simple, dependable and satisfying. It’s an example of how a dish can become special combining pantry and fresh ingredients. I used red kidney and garbanzo beans with fresh green beans to create a more traditional three bean salad but any combination of beans would work here as well. Crisp celery gives this a crunch while the fresh herbs and lemon in the dressing help brighten up this dish.