Salads are no longer just diet food, composed of lettuce and dressing. Browse through our gallery of delicious concoctions, including light and fresh, hearty and savory -- these big, bold combinations of prime produce and flavor-packed add-ins make it easy to get your veggies on.
In the classic version of this Italian salad, beans are slow-cooked until uniformly softened. In this interpretation, multiple varieties are plunged briefly into boiling water until almost tender yet still crisp, to emphasize their exceptionally fresh taste, color, and texture.
Butter beans, or small lima beans, are fresh in the summer. You can freeze them to use all
winter, but frozen small limas may be used as well. Any extra vinaigrette can be stored in an
airtight container and refrigerated for another use. Fresh butter beans will cook for 25 to 30
minutes--much longer than frozen lima beans.