End-of-Summer Salad Starts with White Bean Soup
La Vie Rustic’s White Bean Soup with Winter Savory Soup Set, using large, meaty Royal Corona Beans, Herbes de Provence, Winter Savory Sea Salt (Sel de Sarriette) and fresh sweet bay laurel produces an unctuous broth and well-seasoned beans. My suggestion, switch things up. Serve the broth in a shot glass with a dollop of creme fraiche for a fancy appetizer, and turn the beans into an end- of- summer salad, like those you find in Paris, heaped on platters in the windows of the city’s delicatessens.
This salad pictured above combines arugula, prosciutto, and shaved Parmesan cheese dressed with an olive oil and red wine vinaigrette, but another favorite of mine uses loads of minced parsley, olive-oil packed tuna, minced red onion and olive oil and lemon juice vinaigrette with lots of freshly ground black pepper.
La Vie Rustic’s White Bean and Winter Savory Soup Set, pictured above, has everything you need to make the soup, including a recipe card. Of course, the soup is so delicious you may find it difficult to use the beans for salad.
We have a new shipment of vintage Escargot Pots from France, prettily boxed with a full-color recipe card for classic Escargots a la Bourguignonneif you want to get a start on holiday gift giving, as well as lovely sets of vintage French dinner knives.