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White Bean Salad in Tomato Flowers

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White Bean Salad in Tomato Flowers
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 2
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Enjoy this delicious vegetable salad that’s made using Beans and served in tomato flowers - a perfect dinner.

Ingredients

3/4
cup chopped seeded unpeeled cucumber
1/4
cup coarsely chopped red onion
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1
(15.5-oz.) can great northern beans, drained, rinsed
1/4
cup purchased creamy Italian salad dressing
2
medium tomatoes
Fresh basil sprigs, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except tomatoes and basil sprigs; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 2 To make tomato flowers, carefully cut out and discard stem end of each tomato. To form petals, make 6 cuts from top center of each tomato to within 1 inch of bottom, being careful not to cut through bottom. Spread tomato petals slightly.
  • 3 To serve, spoon half of bean mixture into each tomato. Garnish with basil sprigs.
Tips  

Present tomato flowers on a bed of ruffled leaf lettuce. Arrange lettuce on two individual plates and position each tomato flower on the lettuce. Spoon the salad into the tomato flowers.

To complete the menu for these beautiful tomato flowers, add garlic toast, iced tea and lemon bars.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
110
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
(
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
(
Dietary Fiber
11g
44%
,
Sugars
6g
)
Protein
11g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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