Monday, June 1, 2015

#HotSummerEats: Garlic Goodness Bean Salad #sponsor

Here we are at day two of my Hot Summer Eats event. As promised, I will be sharing a grilled recipe, a non-lettuce salad, and/or a cocktail. So, for the non-salad offering today, here's my recipe for a garlicky bean salad...with a little help from one of our event sponsors: Intensity Academy Gourmet Sauces. Intensity Academy's Garlic Goodness Hot Sauce added the perfect amount of heat and flavor to my bean salad. I use dried beans, but you can certainly speed it up by using canned beans.

  • 1 pound beans (I used dried Moro beans. Click here for how to cook dried beans.)
  • 4 onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 t local honey
  • juice from 1 organic lemon
  • zest from 1 organic lemon
  • olive oil
  • 1 to 2 T Intensity Academy's Garlic Goodness Hot Sauce
  • 1 T fresh herbs (I used parsley)

In a large flat-bottom pan, melt the butter over a low heat. Add the onions and cook, over low heat, until caramelized. Mine took approximately 1 hour. Place the cooked beans in a large mixing bowl. Add in the caramelized onions. Stir in the honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, hot sauce, and herbs. Add enough olive oil to make it glossy. Toss to coat. Serve chilled.

Thanks, Intensity Academy Gourmet Sauces* - just one of our #HotSummerEats sponsors - for ingredients used in this recipe. You can find Intensity Academy: on the web, on facebook, on twitter, on instagram, and on pinterest.

*Full Disclosure: I received a bottle of Garlic Goodness from Intensity Academy for participating in #HotSummerEats. Feel free to use whatever garlicky hot sauce you have on-hand. I received no additional compensation for this post; all comments are 100% accurate and 100% my own.


  1. Oh my gosh, I am in LOVE with the garlic goodness sauce! I used it in potato salad (sharing later this week) and it blew my mind.

  2. That garlic goodness is an exceptional hot sauce. I am loving it on everything!!

  3. What a perfect use of the Garlic Goodness! Sounds amazing!

  4. It's almost like a play on baked beans, but chilled. I'm intrigued!