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White Beans and Sun-Dried Tomato

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Servings: 4
A delicious way to eat your greens. Cannellini beans are small white beans that can be found in most grocery stores. Serve this main dish salad with a loaf of crusty bread.


  • 1/2 tsp salt (sea salt if on a corn-free diet*)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 2/3 cups cannellini beans, cooked (one 15-ounce can, drained)
  • 16 oz mixed salad greens (one 16-ounce bag)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomato halves, dried
  • Dressing:3 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  • Prepare sun-dried tomatoes by soaking in water for 15–30 minutes until soft.
  • Prepare dressing: In a small bowl or jar, combine oil, red wine, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  • In a small bowl, add one Tbsp dressing to beans and mix.
  • In a large bowl, combine salad mix with basil and the remaining dressing and gently toss.
  • Arrange greens on individual salad plates and spoon beans on top. Garnish with sun-dried tomatoes.

* Allergy notes: People following a corn-free diet should avoid iodized salt since it contains dextrose, which should be avoided by those allergic to corn.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 418
  Calories from Fat 112 (27%)
(20%)Total Fat 13g
(9%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(15%)Sodium 352mg
(56%)Potassium 1949mg
Total Carbohydrate 58g
(62%)Dietary Fiber 15g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(43%)Protein 22g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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