Artichoke-Bean Salad with Fresh Mint
Why I Love This Recipe
For Mediterranean flavors, along with the health benefits of Mediterranean-style eating, prepare this fragrant and fiber-rich salad featuring canned cannellini beans and artichokes. It’s, dressed with a heart-healthy vinaigrette, made with olive oil, which is a great source of healthy oils.
Ingredients You'll Need
2 cans (14 ounces each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (8 1/2 ounces) artichokes in water, drained and quartered
3 tablespoons chopped, fresh mint
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese, optional
Put beans, artichokes and mint in a medium bowl. In a small bowl combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic and pepper; pour over beans and artichokes. Toss gently. To serve, top with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 190; Total fat 8g; Saturate fat 1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 430mg; Carbohydrate 24g; Fiber 7g; Protein 7g;; Vitamin A 4%DV*; Vitamin C 10%DV; Calcium 4%DV; Iron 10%DV
* Daily Value