January 10, 2009

Italian Bean and Sardine Salad

Italian Bean and Sardine Salad
1 serving
Beans, fish, red pepper and greens - all nutritional powerhouses. Use small white beans cooked at home without salt. If you use canned, rinse the beans to remove most of the salt.

Prep time: 10 minutes

3/4 cup cannellini beans
1/2 cup roasted red pepper, cut in 1/2" pieces
1 cup romaine leaves, chopped in 1" pieces
1/2 can sardines
1/4 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp Tomato Red Pepper Salad Dressing (recipe follows)

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss to combine. Chill until served.

Tomato Red Pepper Salad Dressing

1 small (6 ounce) can of tomato paste
1 whole roasted red pepper or pimento from a jar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil

Nutritional Information:

Per serving:
390 calories
12 g total fat (0 g sat)
32 mg cholesterol
45 g carbohydrate
30 g protein
11 g fiber
167 mg sodium

- Recipe reprinted with permission of DrWeil.com.

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