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Warm Bean and Spinach Salad

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 18 min
  • Servings 4

This Italian salad bursts with flavor, color and texture. Try it when you want the lightness of a salad combined with the heartiness of a main dish. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
package (10 ounces) washed fresh spinach
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained, rinsed
1
large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2/3
cup Italian dressing
1/4
teaspoon garlic pepper
1/2
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)

Steps

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  • 1
    Remove large stems from spinach; tear spinach into bite-size pieces. Place spinach in large bowl. Add beans; set aside.
  • 2
    Heat bell pepper and dressing to boiling in 1-quart saucepan; reduce heat to low. Cook uncovered 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic pepper.
  • 3
    Pour bell pepper mixture over spinach and beans; toss. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Cannellini beans are creamy white and slightly smaller than great northern beans. Their roots are in South America, but they are very popular in Italian cuisine.
  • Whole-grain rolls along with iced tea or hot herbal tea are great accompaniments to this versatile salad.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Cholesterol
15 mg
Sodium
490 mg
Potassium
1130 mg
Total Carbohydrate
36 g
Dietary Fiber
7 g
Protein
18 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
46%
46%
Calcium
32%
32%
Iron
34%
34%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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