Warm Tuscan Bean Salad

Enjoy this beans salad made ready in 30 minutes – a hearty dinner.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cans (15 to 16 ounces each) cannellini beans, drained and 1/2 cup liquid reserved
1 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
cups bite-size pieces spinach leaves
1/4
cup red wine vinaigrette or Italian dressing
2
tablespoons bacon flavor bits
  • 1 Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook carrots and onion in oil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 2 Stir in beans, 1/2 cup reserved liquid, the oregano and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Line large platter with spinach. Top with bean mixture. Pour vinaigrette over salad. Sprinkle with bacon bits.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    385
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    230mg
    230%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    63g
    63%
    (Dietary Fiber
    16g
    16%
    ),
    Protein
    24g
    24%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    50%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 3 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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