Salads - Phase 1 - Broccoli-and-Cannellini Bean Salad

06-22-2004, 01:10 PM
Broccoli-and-Cannellini Bean Salad
From Cooking Light

1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped broccoli florets
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup finely chopped bottled roasted red bell pepper or chopped pimento
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
Lettuce leaves (optional)

Steam broccoli, covered, 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Set aside.
Combine vinegar, oil, pepper, salt, and garlic in a medium bowl; stir well. Add broccoli, bell pepper, onion, and beans; toss gently. Serve on lettuce-lined plates, if desired.

Yield: 3 cups (serving size: 1 cup)

CALORIES 129 (25% from fat); FAT 3.6g (satfat 0.4g, monofat 2.2g, polyfat 0.8g); PROTEIN 6.2g; CARBOHYDRATE 18.1g; FIBER 1.8g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; IRON 2.1mg; SODIUM 266mg; CALCIUM 48mg;
Cooking Light, NOVEMBER 1995

04-25-2009, 09:07 PM
I made this with my Mom's herb vinegar. Yum! It was the perfect picnic lunch.

04-26-2009, 10:12 AM great is this??? :hungry: I'm thinking that a half recipe would make a great meal maybe with some grape tomatoes on top. Mmmmm...can't wait to try it!

Thanks for the recipe! :)

06-08-2012, 10:22 AM
I forgot how much I like this simple salad :)

06-26-2012, 08:59 AM
I made this for lunch yesterday. Tasty. I think it will be even better today after the flavors have melded longer.

06-26-2012, 09:05 AM
Sounds great but severely stupid question time!

I noticed that US measurements have "cups" all over them - we don't have this in the UK and I haven't the faintest idea how much a cup consists of?? How much weight wise is it? Or is there a certain sized object I should be using to get the right measurement? I really want to know so I can use some of your fab recipes! :)