A ‘deliteful’ Italian-style bean, tomatoand bread salad.
Recipe: Tuscan Bean, Tomatoand Bread Salad
Croutons:4 cups cubed sourdough or Italian bread(3/4-inch cubes)
Vegetable cooking spray (may be garlic- or butter-flavored)Basil Dressing:1 cup packed basil leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 to 2 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1/8 teaspoon saltSalad:
2 cups diced tomato
1 cup cubed cucumber
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern beans or pinto beans, rinsed,drained
Salt and pepper, to taste
Makes 4 main-dish servings or 8 side-dishservings.
- Bread may be prepared 1 to 2 days in advance;cool and store in airtight container at room temperature.
- Basil Dressing can be made 1 to 2 daysin advance; refrigerate, covered.
- Any prepared basil or Italian dressingcan be substituted.
Recipe provided courtesy of The Bean Education& Awareness Network.
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