Beet & Bean Salad with Warm Basil-Bacon Dressing

Beet & Bean Salad with Warm Basil-Bacon Dressing


 PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES   |   COOK TIME: 5 MINUTES

PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES   |   COOK TIME: 5 MINUTES


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 jar (16 oz.) Aunt Nellie’s Sliced Pickled Beets
  • 1 can (19 oz.) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bag (10 oz.) Italian blend salad mix
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup cooked, crumbled bacon or real bacon bits
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

Makes 6 servings.

  1. Drain beets, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.
  2. In large bowl, combine beans, salad mix, celery, and onion; mix well. 
  3. In small saucepan, combine reserved beet liquid, pesto, bacon and pepper.  Heat through, stirring occasionally, without boiling.  Add drained beets to salad mixture. Pour dressing over beets; mix gently but thoroughly.  Serve immediately.


Microwave Directions:  In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine reserved beet liquid, pesto, bacon and pepper.  Heat on HIGH 1 minute, stirring once.


NUTRITION INFORMATION

Nutrition information per serving (1/6 of recipe): 250 calories; 9g protein; 30g carbohydrate; 9g fat; 500mg sodium; 5mg cholesterol; 5g fiber; 3mg iron; 0.09mg thiamin; 1133IU vitamin A; 11mg vitamin C.