Super fast and nutritious this recipe works as a salad or a hot dish and you can make pesto with the left over basil.

Tomato Beans and BasilTotal time: 5 mins
  • 1x 400g (12oz) can of kidney beans
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • ½ cup basil leaves
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  1. Drain the beans and rinse them thoroughly until the water runs clear and free of bubbles. This will eliminate troublesome after effects.
  2. Dice the tomato and chop the basil leaves roughly.
  3. For a salad, grate the garlic into the bottom of your serving bowl and mix it with the oil, salt and pepper to form a dressing.
  4. Toss the beans, tomato, basil and ricotta through the dressing then serve.
  5. For the hot version, simply do the same as above in a small saucepan over a medium heat until the contents are steaming.

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