Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Artichoke and White Bean Salad


Summer is for salads!

During the summer I like to take some time on the weekend and make several different salads that we can munch on during the week. 

This salad with artichokes and white beans is super easy to put together and it tastes great.  The perfect side dish for any meal.  We ate this salad with a wonderful French Dip Crock Pot Sandwich I'll share with you later.  The flavors blended so well, and it's full of good for you ingredients.  



Since salads are loved by everyone this is a great dish to bring to potlucks or serve at a late summer party.  We ate this for several days and the texture stayed together well.  It's important when you only have a few ingredients in a dish that they are quality ingredients.  Either frozen or canned artichoke hearts work well, and a good quality bean such as Bush's will hold their shape well in this salad.  What a wonderful, light, refreshing salad!!



Enjoy!


Artichoke and White Bean Salad

serves 4

1/4 cup olive oil
2 T lemon juice
1/2 garlic clove, minced
1/2 t Dijon mustard
1/8 t red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper


1 14oz can of artichoke hearts in water, quartered
1 14oz can white beans, rinsed and drained (recommend Bush's)
1/2 small red onion, diced
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
1 T fresh oregano, chopped 


In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing with the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the dressing stand for 20-30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

In a large bowl, combine the artichoke hearts, beans, onion, celery and oregano. Add the dressing and toss to coat the salad evenly. If preparing in advance cover and refrigerate salad up to 24 hours.  Take out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.



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4 comments:

  1. Your salad looks so good... It's a definite make for tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe

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  2. This salad looks delicious. Going to buy the ingredients tonight!!!

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  3. What would this salad be good with? Chicken or any other meat seems like too much protien.

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    1. If you would like a veggie panini would be great with this. Or serve with several salads just as side dishes and serve along with grilled chicken. We find eating this is small portions doesn't feel like too much protein. Hope you enjoy it!

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