RECIPE: Easy, Healthy White Bean Salad

This quick and easy salad recipe comes from my bestie, who happens to be living in Moscow, Russia at the moment. (and it looks like she got it from Elise Bauer at Simply Recipes)

It feeds 4-6 and keeps in the fridge for several days, or if you’re in Mother Russia, it’ll keep in you living room all 9 months of the freezing cold winter!

It only takes 5 minutes to make, so even the busiest of corrupted politicians have time to throw this scrumptious side together.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 14.5-ounce can white beans, drained but not rinsed (BPA-free cans and organic if you “can”)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped red onion
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons wine vinegar (red or white)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry herbs de provence (crumbled) OR 1 teaspoon of some combination of finely chopped rosemary, tarragon, thyme, and lavender
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

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Preparation:  5 minutes

Chop the onion and squeeze the lemon over the onion (to tamp down the onion). Combine all other ingredients and chill.

You could serve right away, but flavor is better after a few hours.  I find it a bit mild, so I  added arugula for a health boost bonus and a little zip. consider hot sauce or your own favorite spices!

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

2 thoughts on “RECIPE: Easy, Healthy White Bean Salad

    1. Oh good! Glad to have the feed back on the collard wraps. I wish your kids could coach other kids into eating all the healthy things that they do! Hats off to you for exposing them to all that you do!

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