Saturday, September 19, 2009

White Bean and Artichoke Salad

White Bean and Artichoke Salad

This salad is a simple base recipe and can easily be altered to use, or leave out, what you have on hand. Some  dijon mustard would be a great addition to the dressing, and sun dried tomatoes or roasted red peppers would be a wonderful addition or replacement for the artichokes. It tastes delicious warm or cold and is great for picnics since the dressing isn't mayonnaise based.

-1 lb dried white beans, cooked according to package directions or 4 cans cannellini beans rinsed and drained
-1 can artichokes, drained and quartered
-1/2 green pepper or red bell pepper, diced
-1/2 red onion, diced
-1 bunch parsley, chopped

-1/4 olive oil
-1/2 cup red wine vinegar
-fresh ground pepper
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 clove garlic, minced
-1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

In medium bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Refrigerate at least 2 hours prior to serving and serve chilled or at room temperature.

1 comment:

{ L } said...

Ooh, I will have to try this for sure. I'm a big artichoke fan. Also, I really like your blog description under your title.