Mixed Greens with Goodies and Beans

October 14, 2009

Day 3 of Bean Week dawned and I had a leeetle problem. I was scheduled to make/test a recipe for Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Bisque.

“This puppy doesn’t have beans in it,” hubs remarked, scanning the recipe.
“Thanks, Einstein, I hadn’t noticed.”

Luckily, I’d planned on serving the bisque with a salad, and white beans go just fine in a tossed salad, so Bean Week was still on!

Mixed Greens with Goodies and Beans
serves about 6

3 cups mixed greens, washed and dried
1 cup cooked white beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup artichoke hearts, drained and cut into pieces
1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup slivered red onion
2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds, pine nuts, or slivered almonds
Your favorite viniagrette

The beans added a richness, the sundried tomatoes added a sweet element, the onion added punch, and the nuts/seeds added a crunchy element I liked.

Usually I make my own salad dressing, but a friend of mine recommended Brianna’s Red Wine Viniagrette dressing, so we gave that a whirl. I must say, I liked it a lot! I hardly ever like the bottled dressings, but this one was delicious! I’m now keeping a jar on-hand for lazy days!

ps: Still no Beano. My mission failed; I went to the grocery store specifically FOR Beano, and when I got home, guess what I realized I’d failed to pick up? ARGH. I suck. However, this salad was relatively light on the beans, so all was fine in the end. Today, though, I need to freaking use my head and get some!

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