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Simple and Healthy White Bean Olive Salad

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White Bean and Olive Salad is a healthy and savory explosion of flavors, textures, and fresh herbs. Perfect for picnics and warm summer evenings. Or as a base for grilled fish, chops, or chicken.

Summer entertaining or dinners or especially picnics should be first delicious… and secondly, be easy. This salad uses a few pantry ingredients that are tossed with a savory, homemade herb and vinegar dressing. After a quick chill in the refrigerator, about 30 minutes, it’s ready to go. 

So yummy, it will be one of your go-to summer salads.

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Simple Ingredients for the White Bean Olive Salad

One of the things I love best about this salad is its simple, easy ingredients I almost always have on hand.

To make this salad, gather these ingredients:

For the salad:

2 cans white beans like Great Northern or Cannellini
1/2 of a small red onion
Plum tomato
1/2 cup of chopped pitted olives
small bunch of greens like arugula, kale, or spinach

For the dressing:

Apple cider vinegar
garlic cloves
whole grain mustard
olive oil
zest of a lemon
fresh chopped basil

Simple and Healthy White Bean Olive Salad | 31Daily.com

Simple and Healthy White Bean Olive Salad | 31Daily.com

Simple and Healthy White Bean Olive Salad

White Bean and Olive Salad is a healthy and savory explosion of flavors, textures, and fresh herbs. Perfect for picnics and warm summer evenings. Or as a base for grilled fish, chops, or chicken.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 2 14.5 oz cans white beans Great Northern, Cannellini, etc
  • 1/2 small red onion chopped
  • 1 plum tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted olives (like kalamata)
  • small bunch of arugula kale, or spinach

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • zest of small lemon
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  • For the salad: In a medium bowl, add the beans, onion, tomatoes, olives, and arugula; toss.
  • For the dressing: In a separate small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, garlic, and mustard. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until emulsified. Add the zest and basil; season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the beans and refrigerate about 30 minutes or until cold.

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Course: Salad
Keyword: White Bean and Olive Salad, White Bean Olive Salad, White Bean Salad
Simple and Healthy White Bean Olive Salad | 31Daily.com

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