CNYEats A Taste of Utica White Bean Tomato Salad

by Joanne on August 29, 2010

This was the PERFECT lunch following an enjoyable 26 1/2 mile bike ride around Utica.  It was fresh, power packed with bean protein, healthy fats, and garden fresh tomatoes and herbs.  Labor day will soon be here. This would be a delightful dish to bring to that family and friends picnic.


On page 70 of our book, A Taste of Utica, Mario posts this weeks recipe

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White Bean and Tomato Salad – serves 4


  • 1 15 oz can white beans (cannellini beans, white kidney beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped *I forgot to buy the red onion and used 3 green onions.
  • 1 cup (1/2 pound) tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp each basil, thyme, and oregano (I used 1 TBS each fresh herbs)
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper *I added about 1/4 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients.  Toss gently to mix. 


Chill until ready to serve.


The following are memories from Terry Lewis (Cavallo)

I remember the Ice man who use to come around the wagon and give us kids a chunk of ice on hot summer days.  I also remember that you could go to a shop on Kossuth and buy fresh poultry.  You could watch them pluck all the feathers off the chickens as people bought them.

I can remember going to the movies at the Rialto on Monday nights and getting dishes for the price of your admission to the theater.  You had to go every week if you wanted a complete set of dishes.

I remember going out on the weekends dancing and then going to Uncle Henrys for breakfast.  That was the in place then.  Everyone went there for breakfast.  Breakfast always consisted of Eggs, Steak and Greens.

Happy memories from Terry.

Next week, we get into the SEAFOOD section of our cook book.  Look forward to five delicious recipes:  Linguine with clams, Baked Haddock, Tilapia, Grilled Scallops, and Foil Roasted Cod with Herbed Vegetables.


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  • At 2010.08.29 19:26, Heather said:

    This looks fantastic – right up my alley (and I think I have all those ingredients on hand!). Thx for a great recipe!

    • At 2010.08.29 21:25, Mary (A Merry Life) said:

      This does look fantastic! I love any bean salad recipe. Totally filling and fresh.

      • At 2010.08.29 22:40, Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox said:

        Great job on the ride! My husband tells me that’s a beautiful place to ride.
        Mmm my family back home would love that salad.

        • At 2010.08.29 23:14, Bela said:

          Oh yes that looks delicious. That is one of my favourite summer salads! Enjoy it!

          • At 2010.08.30 06:41, joudie's Mood Food said:

            YUMM! This salad looks so fresh and heallthy. The colours just say it all. Cant wait to make this ….

            • At 2010.08.30 14:20, Anne@ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

              It’s so weird; I’m not big fan of tomatoes but all these delicious, fresh tomato dishes make me crave them!

              • At 2010.09.02 07:10, claudia lamascolo said:

                oh I just love this!

                • At 2010.09.07 18:05, Tomato and Bean Salad « Zoom Yummy said:

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