Northern Italian White Bean Salad

Enjoy this easy Italian salad made with beans - perfect side dish to accompaniment any meal.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

2
cans (19 oz each) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1
large tomato, seeded and coarsely chopped (1 cup)
1
small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup chopped red onion
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
2
tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
12
lettuce leaves

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Steps

  • 1 In large glass or plastic bowl, carefully mix all ingredients except lettuce.
  • 2 Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors. Just before serving, spoon onto lettuce, using slotted spoon.
  • 1 In large glass or plastic bowl, carefully mix all ingredients except lettuce.
  • 2 Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors. Just before serving, spoon onto lettuce, using slotted spoon.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Cannellini beans are large white kidney beans originally from South America. The Italians have adopted them and, not surprisingly, they're now a delicious part of Italian cuisine.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
12g
12%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
40%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.