Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Post Holiday Dinner Party

I thought it would be fun to kick off the start of Summer with a small party here at the new place. The menu is very light, quiches, two salads, some tea sandwiches, chilled asparagus, fruit salad, and a key lime pie for dessert...one of the salads is new from Jacques Pepin...here is the recipe.

Jacques Pepin's warm bean and bacon salad

(from "Essential Pepin" Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 2011)

8 ounces slab bacon or pancetta, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1 medium yellow onion, chopped (1 cup)

6 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped

Two 15-1/2 ounce cans navy beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Combine all - mix well, serve warm or room temp!