BALSAMIC BEAN DIP WITH FRESH VEGGIES

BALSAMIC BEAN DIP WITH FRESH VEGGIES

Serves 4:
1 15-ounce can cannellini (white kidney beans), drained
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar plus extra for drizzling
Oil from jar of sun-dried tomatoes
Assorted crudités
Whole wheat pita bread, cut into wedges

Puree beans, olive oil, and 1 tablespoon vinegar in processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl. [...]

MANGO-RADICCHIO CAPRESE WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE

MANGO-RADICCHIO CAPRESE WITH BASIL VINAIGRETTE

fresh!

Serves 4:

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil plus 8 whole large basil leaves
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
8 radicchio leaves, thick ends trimmed
2 large mangoes, peeled, halved, thinly sliced
8 1/4-inch-thick slices fresh mozzarella cheese (from one 8-ounce ball)

Blend chopped basil, oil, and vinegar in mini processor until most of [...]

ARUGULA SALAD WITH TOMATOES & MOZZARELLA

Here’s a really easy and super delicious recipe. The light sweetness of the balsamic dressing harmonizes great with the spicy arugula. I made it up myself, so please feel free to let me know how you like it. For easy shopping: I’m usually getting all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s.

Serves 4-6:
1 package Arugula
3 ripe Tomatoes, [...]

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Photography by Mary Sylvester.