Tuscan Beans with Tomatoes and Oregano Recipe
 
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Dine outside on a warm summer evening with this cool and satisfying Tuscan Beans with Tomatoes and Oregano salad recipe.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 can (15½ oz) low-sodium chickpeas (or garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 2 C cherry tomatoes, rinsed and halved
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano, minced (or 1 tsp dried)
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt-free seasoning blend
  • 4 whole inner leaves of romaine lettuce, rinsed and dried
Instructions
  1. In a large salad bowl, combine beans and tomatoes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, oregano, pepper, and salt-free seasoning blend. Using a wire whisk, beat the ingredients until they blend into one thick sauce at the point where the oil and vinegar no longer separate.
  3. Pour the dressing over the beans and tomatoes, and mix gently to coat.
  4. Line four salad bowls with one romaine lettuce leaf each.
  5. Top each leaf with one-fourth of the bean mixture, and serve.
Notes
Tip: Serve with a fresh green salad and crusty bread to soak up the delicious dressing.

Note: If you can't find beans labeled "low-sodium," compare the Nutrition Facts panels to find the beans with the lowest amount of sodium. Rinsing can help further reduce the sodium level.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1¼ C salad Calories: 265 Fat: 10 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 35 g Sodium: 116 mg Fiber: 10 g Protein: 12 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe by VitaShip at http://www.vitaship.com/blog/tuscan-beans-with-tomatoes-and-oregano/