Showing posts with label Romano beans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Romano beans. Show all posts

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Recipe for Making Bean Salad with Tuna, Caesar Pasta Salad and Curried Wild Rice, Orzo and Lentil Salad

The recipes described below are for making bean salad with Tuna, Caesar pasta salad with roasted garlic dressing and curried wild rice, orzo and lentil salad. These salad recipes are made from low fat ingredients, and are quick and easy to prepare.


Recipe for Bean Salad with Tuna


* 1100ml of canned Romano beans
* 3 Italian plum tomatoes
* 50ml of lemon juice
* 25ml of olive oil
* 400g of canned solid light tuna
* 250ml of sliced red onions
* 250ml of pitted medium black olives
* 50ml of chopped parsley
* 50ml of finely chopped sage


- Drain the liquid out of the tuna and break into smaller sizes
- Rinse the Romano beans and drain out the water
- Cut each of the tomatoes longitudinally (vertically downwards) into 8 slices
- Put the tuna, tomatoes, black olives, Romano beans and onions into a bowl and gently mix them together
- Put the lemon juice, olive oil, parsley and sage into another bowl and whisk together
- Pour the mixture from the first bowl, stir gently to mix them properly and serve.

Recipe for Caesar Pasta Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing


* 80ml of olive oil
* 1 teaspoon of anchovy paste
* 5 bacon strips, cooked and broken into small pieces
* 1 whole garlic
* 1 small bunch of romaine lettuce
* 1L of scoobi-doo pasta
* 50ml of chicken stock
* 25ml of lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
* A small amount of hot pepper sauce
* 50ml of grated parmesan cheese


- Chop the romaine lettuce into small sizes
- Preheat an oven to 160C. Cut off the head of the garlic and discard it
- Put the garlic into a small foil and rub with 15ml of the olive oil. Bake for about 1 hour in order for the garlic to become very tender
- Put the chicken stock, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, mustard, anchovy paste and the remaining olive oil into a bowl and whisk them together. Set aside.
- When the garlic is cold, squeeze it with your hands and remove the skin.
- Marsh the garlic and whisk it together with the dressing mixture set aside in the step above
- Put salted water into a large pot and allow to boil. Add the scoobi-doo pasta and cook for 10 minutes
- Drain out the water from the pasta and rinse it
- Put the bacon, pasta, lettuce and cheese into a bowl and mix them together. Add the dressing mixture and stir to mix properly.
- Serve as desired.


Recipe for Curried Wild Rice, Orzo and Lentil Salad

Ingredients (Salad)

* 250ml of wild rice
* 250ml of orzo
* 2 celery stalk
* 120ml of almonds, toasted and chopped to small sizes
* 550ml of canned lentils
* 70ml of currants

Ingredients (Dressing)

* 1 tablespoon of curry powder
* 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
* 25ml of white wine vinegar
* 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
* 50ml of vegetable oil
* 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon of ground coriander
* 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin
* 1/2 of salt
* A pinch of cayenne


- Rinse the wild rice and the canned lentils and drain out the water
- Slice the celery stalks into small sizes
- Put 1.5L of water into a saucepan and allow to boil. Add the wild rice, stir and allow to boil
- Reduce the heat, cover the pan and cook for about 45 minutes in order for the rice to become tender but firm
- Remove the rice from the pan, rinse lightly and drain out the water.
- Also, cook the orzo for 10 minutes in a pot of boiling salted water. Remove the orzo from the pot, rinse lightly and drain out the water
- Put the rice, orzo, lentils, celery and currants in a large bowl, mix them together and set aside
- Vigorously stir together the white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, curry powder, salt, turmeric, cumin, sugar, coriander and cayenne in another bowl.
- Gradually add the oil a little at a time and stir vigorously after each addition
- Pour the dressing from the second bowl into the salad in the in the first bowl and mix gently
- Add the almonds, stir and serve.


Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Recipe for Making Black Bean Soup, Pasta and Bean Soup and Chicken Rice Soup

The recipes for making black bean soup, pasta and bean soup and chicken rice soup are low fat recipes which are quick and easy to prepare. They are basically Italian classics.

Recipe for Black Bean Soup


* 2 garlic cloves
* 1 celery stalk
* 1 bay leaf
* 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
* 1 onion bulb
* 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
* 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
* 1100ml of canned black beans
* 750ml of chicken stock
* 400ml of canned tomato sauce
* 1 carrot
* 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
* 1/4 teaspoon of salt
* 2 teaspoons of lime juice
* 1/4 teaspoon of brown sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon of  hot pepper sauce
* Chopped fresh parsley
* Sour cream


- Peel the carrot and chop it into small sizes
- Chop the onion, garlic and celery in small sizes
- Rinse the black beans and allow the water to drain out of it
- Put the vegetable oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion, carrot and celery, and cook for 4 minutes.
- Stir continuously while adding the oregano, salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaf and cumin. Continue to stir for 1 minute.
- Add the chicken stock and stir thoroughly. Then allow the mixture to boil.
- Reduce the heat, cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes in order for the vegetables to become soft.
- Remove the bay leaf. Add the tomato sauce, black bean, lime juice, brown sugar and hot pepper sauce.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool. In batches, put the soup in a blender and blend until it is smooth
- Return the blended soup to the saucepan and cook for about 20 minutes
- Serve the soup as desired and garnish with sour cream and parsley.

View picture of a prepared dish of black bean soup so as to have a look of its appearance.

Recipe for Pasta and Bean Soup


* 3 bacon strips
* 1 onion bulb
* 25ml of olive oil
* 250ml of chopped carrot
* 1500ml of chicken stock
* 250ml of chopped celery
* 3 garlic cloves
* 550ml of canned Romano beans
* 380ml of Ditali pasta
* 550ml of canned white kidney beans
* Salt and pepper to taste


- Chop the bacon strips, onion and garlic into small slices
- Rinse the Romano beans and allow the water to drain out of it
- Rinse the kidney beans. Drain the water out and mash with a suitable masher
- Put the olive oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat
- Add the carrot, celery, bacon, onion and garlic. Cook for about 10 minutes while stirring at regular intervals
- Add the mashed kidney beans, chicken stock and Romano beans. Stir after each addition. Allow to boil over high heat
- Add the Ditali pasta and cook for about 10 minutes in order for the pasta to become tender but firm
- Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve as required.

View picture of a dish of pasta and bean soup so that you can have an idea of how it looks like.

Recipe for Chicken Rice Soup 


* 15ml of vegetable oil
* 1 onion
* 250ml of chopped carrots
* 1.5L of chicken stock
* 1/2 teaspoon of salt
* 1 whole chicken breast
* 800ml of tin tomatoes
* 250ml of Italian style Arborio rice
* 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
* 180ml of chopped celery
* 1/2 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce
* 1/4 teaspoon of thyme
* 1/4 teaspoon of dried basil
* 1/4 teaspoon of oregano


- Cut the onion into very small slices
- Cut the chicken breast into 1cm cubes
- Put the vegetable oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat
- Add the onion, celery and carrot, and cook for 5 minutes in order for the onion to become soft.
- Add the rice, and stir thoroughly to obtain a good mixture of the ingredients
- Add the tomatoes, pepper sauce, chicken stock, basil, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, thyme and salt. Allow to boil over medium-high heat
- Reduce the heat, uncover the pan and simmer for 25 minutes in order for the carrots to be soft, and the rice to be cooked
- Add the chicken, and cook for about 4 minutes so that the chicken is cooked properly
- Serve the soup as required.

View picture of a prepared dish of chicken rice soup in order to see what it looks like.

Get more recipes of soups on recipes for making minestrones, chicken noodle soup and vegetarian pistou.

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