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White Bean And Garlic Salad With Italian Herbs

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  Great northern beans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sorted and washed
  Bay leaves 2
  Red onion 1 Large, cut into small dice
  Garlic 10 Clove (50 gm), finely chopped
  Extra virgin olive oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Dry sherry wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Smoked ham 1⁄2 Pound, cut into small dice
  Bell pepper 1 Small, seeded and cut into small dice (Yellow Or Red)
  Finely chopped fresh basil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped fresh thyme 2 Teaspoon
  Chopped fresh oregano 2 Teaspoon
  Balsamic vinegar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Soak the beans in 8 cups of water overnight.
Drain and transfer to a large, heavy-bottomed pot.
Add 8 cups of fresh water and the bay leaves; bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce the heat to moderate and cook, uncovered, for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until the beans are tender, but not mushy.
Drain and place in a large serving bowl.
Meanwhile, in a saute pan, saute the onion and chopped garlic in 1/4 cup of the olive oil over high heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the sherry and cook until the liquid evaporates, 7 to 8 minutes.
Add to the beans along with the ham, yellow pepper, herbs, vinegar, minced garlic, and remaining olive oil; mix gently.
Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 534 Calories from Fat 269

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.7%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g12.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 24.2 mg8.1%

Sodium 686.4 mg28.6%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.4%

Dietary Fiber 11.3 g45.4%

Sugars 7.9 g

Protein 18 g36.1%

Vitamin A 16.2% Vitamin C 40.1%

Calcium 14.8% Iron 22.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


White Bean And Garlic Salad With Italian Herbs Recipe