Five-Minute Bean Salad

It’s remarkable what you can do with a few fresh herbs and some lemon zest. Exhibit A: This five-minute bean salad recipe from Heidi Swanson’s new cookbook, Super Natural Simple. It’s effortless and elegant (and starts with canned beans).

“This bean salad is a perfect accompaniment to a meal-size green salad and a platter of summery roasted vegetables,” Swanson writes. “Use 4 cups of your favorite cooked heirloom beans as an alternative to canned beans. When I have extra time and gigante or corona beans on hand, I like to pan-fry them in a bit of olive oil until they’re golden-crusted, then proceed with the recipe from there.”

And while the recipe calls for marjoram (which has a slightly floral flavor), Swanson says fresh oregano is an equally vibrant plan B.

Reprinted with permission from Super Natural Simple. Copyright © 2021 by Heidi Swanson. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.