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Warm Winter Bean Supper Salad

Warm Winter Bean Supper Salad

Simple and satisfying without a lot of calories, this main meal salad fills the bill for good taste, good health, and superior nutrition. If you want to eat on the lighter side in 2007, try this great supper salad recipe with sautéed vegetables, beans, and feta.

8 leaves romaine lettuce, shredded coarsely
16 leaves arugula, well-washed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 carrots shredded coarsely
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped coarsely
1/4 cup coarsely chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups cooked or canned butter beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup vinaigrette
Freshly ground black pepper and crumbled feta cheese, for garnish

1. Divide lettuce evenly on 4 salad plates, then arrange the arugula leaves on top, in a sunburst if you like.

2. In a skillet over medium heat, heat the oil, then add carrots, bell pepper, and onion. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pepper is crisp-tender. Add garlic, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and add beans and vinaigrette, stirring about 4 minutes until warm.

3. Spoon bean and vegetable mixture over the arugula and serve warm, garnished with freshly-ground pepper and crumbled feta.

Serves 4.

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Inspired by The Spirited Vegetarian, by Paulette Mitchell (Rodale Press, 2005).

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1:04AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Thank you :)

4:27PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

4:30PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012


9:11AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Thank you

4:49PM PDT on May 9, 2012

Sounds great!

5:53AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

Thanks for the article.

8:48AM PST on Jan 9, 2012

also very good to mix different kinds of beans, all colours, thanks

5:03PM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

Great recipe. Love beans. Thanks for sharing.

4:45AM PDT on May 16, 2011

Noted with interest.

11:53AM PDT on Apr 6, 2011


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