Gigantes and Baby Sorrel Salad

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

Gigantes and Baby Sorrel Salad

1/2 pound dried Gigantes or lima beans

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 lemon, zested and juiced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 Fresno or jalapeno chili, seeded and minced

1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh dill

2-3 cups baby sorrel leaves

1/2 cup crumbled feta

1. Cover the beans with cold water to cover in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and remove from the heat. Let stand 1 hour. Drain and add cold water to cover by 2-3 inches. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until beans are tender, 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. Drain and transfer to a bowl.

2. Add the remaining ingredients and toss. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Food Styling and Recipe by Jean Galton


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

One comment

  1. What a perfect perfect salad. I could eat that every day!!

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