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White Bean Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy White Bean Salad recipe? Learn how to make White Bean Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by thisurbankitchen

Makes 4 servings



Zucchini and celery give this chicken-and-bean salad a nice crunch. We like serving it over a bed of slightly bitter escarole and radicchio, but any type of salad greens will work. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

Recipe Ingredients for White Bean Salad

1 clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 tablespoons fresh orange juice, plus more to taste
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3/4 cup cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups diced zucchini
1 1/2 cups diced celery
1/3 cup tomatoes
1 cup basil, plus whole basil leaves for garnish
2 cups romaine lettuce
2 cups baby spinach

Recipe Directions for White Bean Salad

  1. To prepare vinaigrette: Peel the garlic and smash with the side of a chef?s knife. Using a fork, mash the garlic with 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl to form a coarse paste. Whisk in 5 tablespoons oil. Add 6 tablespoons orange juice, vinegar and mustard; whisk until well blended. Taste and whisk in up to 4 tablespoons more juice to mellow the flavor; season with more salt, if desired. Set aside at room temperature.

  2. To prepare salad: Combine beans, chicken, zucchini (and/or summer squash), celery, cheese and sun-dried tomatoes (if using) in a large bowl until well blended. Add chopped basil and 3/4 cup vinaigrette; toss until combined. Taste and season with salt and/or pepper, if desired.

  3. Toss the remaining vinaigrette with escarole (or romaine) and radicchio in a medium bowl. Serve the salad on the greens, garnished with fresh basil leaves.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 257.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
309
Calories from Fat
159
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.7g
27%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
259mg
11%
Potassium
986mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
29.0g
10%
Dietary Fiber
11.0g
44%
Sugars
5.6g
Protein
10.5g
Vitamin A 47% Vitamin C 53%
Calcium 12% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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