Warm Tuscan Bean Salad

Warm Tuscan Bean Salad

Dinner ready in 30 minutes! Try this hearty bean salad that has a fresh herb flavor - perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cans (15 to 16 ounces each) cannellini beans, drained and 1/2 cup liquid reserved
1 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
cups bite-size pieces spinach leaves
1/4
cup red wine vinaigrette or Italian dressing
2
tablespoons bacon flavor bits
  1. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook carrots and onion in oil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in beans, 1/2 cup reserved liquid, the oregano and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Line large platter with spinach. Top with bean mixture. Pour vinaigrette over salad. Sprinkle with bacon bits.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Come & eat!:
If you want to make Tuscan Bean and Chicken Salad, omit 1 can of cannellini beans and add 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey with the beans in step 2.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 385
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 230mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 63g
    • (Dietary Fiber 16g,
  • Protein 24g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 3 Vegetable;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.