Budget Friendly Meals: Cannellini Bean Salad with Savory Vinaigrette

Try this delicious recipe for lunch or dinner.

| August/September 2009

Serves 4 

Make this salad your own by adding your favorite vegetables and perhaps an ounce or two of fresh-cooked tuna or other cold-water fish. Use navy beans or white kidney beans if cannellini beans are not available.

• 1⁄2 cup lentils, dried
• 1 can cannellini beans 
• 1⁄2 cup hearts of palm, sliced OR artichoke halves, coarsely chopped
• 1⁄2 cup red onion, diced
• 1⁄4 cup red bell pepper , diced
• 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, chopped 
• 1⁄4 cup kalamta or Spanish olives, coarsely chopped
• 1⁄4 cup Savory Vinaigrette 

1. Cook lentils according to package directions; drain.

2. Combine lentils and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss gently. Cover and chill for 30 minutes or overnight. Serve at room temperature.

Pat Crocker cooks bistro-style food with her favorite herbs every week. Her latest book, The Vegan Cook’s Bible (Robert Rose, 2009), is now available. 

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