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Warm White Bean Salad

I served this warm white bean salad at a dinner party and more than half the guests wanted the recipe. It is absolutely delicious and very easy to make. Warm white bean salad
Yield 4-6 servings
Time 20 minutes (once beans are ready)
  • large bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • large sauce pan with lid
  • 1 c dried white beans, soaked and cooked until just tender, or 2 c canned white beans, warmed
  • ½ c oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • ½ pound smoked mozzarella or 4 oz smoked tofu, diced
  • ¼ c red wine vinegar
  • ½ c olive oil
  • 1 c red onion, diced
  • ½ t coarse salt
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T rosemary, minced
  • dash of paprika or crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ c water
  • 2-3 c arugula, roughly torn or chopped
Directions Combine beans, tomatoes, cheese or tofu, and vinegar in the bowl and set aside.

Heat oil over high heat, add onion and salt, and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in carrots, celery, garlic, rosemary, and paprika and sauté 1 minute. Add water, cover, and simmer about 2 minutes, until veggies are just tender.

Add to beans, mix well, taste, and adjust seasonings.

Toss with arugula and serve warm.


Also see my recipe for a simpler, summery white bean salad.

Fresh Food Fast - vegetarian cookbookAdapted from Peter Berley and Melissa Clark’s Fresh Food Fast: Delicious, seasonal vegetarian meals in under an hour, in which it’s called "Warm White Bean Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Smoked Mozzarella."

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