Beans taste great and are sooo good for you! They are easy to use — try this delicious salad for starters.
White Bean, Cherry Tomato & Basil Salad
1 head bibb lettuce, washed, dried and torn into pieces
1/2 can cannellini beans, rinsed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
½ small red onion, peeled & sliced thinly
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
salt & pepper
2 Tb. Olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Put lettuce in serving bowl.
Add beans, tomatoes, onion and basil
Pour on olive oil and squeeze lemon juice over salad (using a small strainer to catch the seeds.)
Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss and serve.
Recipes by Susan Greeley, M.S., R.D.