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Italian Bean Salad

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Category: Low Fat

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Dried White Beans; Note 1
  • 1 lg Onion; White Or Yellow,
  • -Chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic; Rough Chopped
  • 6 c Water
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt
  • 2 Cloves Garlic; Minced
  • 1/4 c Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 md Red Onion; Thin Slice
  • 2 tb Lemon Juice
  • 1 tb Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 ts Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper; Cut In 1"
  • -Slices
  • 1/4 c Chopped Fresh Basil; Or
  • -Chopped Parsley Or Combo
  • 1 ts Chopped Fresh Sage
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper


Note 1: OR borlotti beans, washed, picked over and soaked overnight or for
at least 6 hrs

Serve this delicious salad warm in the winter or chilled in the summer. It
makes a wonderful main dish.

Drain the beans and combine with the white or yellow onion, the chopped
garlic, the water and the bay leaf in a large, heavy-bottomed soup pot.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hr. Add salt to
taste and half the minced garlic, cover and cook 30 min to an hour, or
until tender. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid.

Meanwhile, combine 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 C water in a bowl; add the
red onion. Add more water to cover if nec and soak 30 min. Drain.

Mix together the lemon juice, vinegars, remaining garlic; mustard and 3/4 C
cooking liquid from the beans. Add salt and pepper to taste and adjust the
seasonings. Toss with the beans in a salad bowl, along with the red onion,
bell pepper, herbs, pepper and more salt to taste. Serve warm or chilled.

Serving Size: 1 C Make 5 C Serves 6 - 8

According to book: Cal 100, Fat 0.5g, Sodium 189mg

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