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Cannellini Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers

 Cannellini Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers
"I've had this recipe quite a long time, although I have changed it somewhat from the original," comments Alden Thornton from Warrenton, Oregon. "It's always been popular, particularly when served at picnics and potlucks." Tip: If you are crunched for time, instead of roasting the pepper yourself, use roasted red peppers sold in jar, often near the pickles and condiments.
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet red pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Cut red pepper in half; remove seeds. Broil pepper cut side down 4
  • in. from the heat until skin is blistered and charred, about 8
  • minutes. Immediately place pepper in a small bowl; cover and let
  • stand for 15-20 minutes.
  • Peel off and discard charred skin. Cut pepper into strips; place in a
  • large bowl. Add the beans, onion and basil. In a jar with a
  • tight-fitting lid, combine the vinegar, oil, salt and pepper; shake
  • well. Pour over bean mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 190 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 472 mg sodium,

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Cannellini Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 26 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.