Monday, June 30, 2014

Meatless Monday: Warm White Bean Salad


1 c dried white beans, soaked and cooked until just tender, or 2 c canned white beans, warmed
½ c oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
½ pound smoked mozzarella or 4 oz smoked tofu, diced
½ c red wine vinegar
½ c olive oil
1 c red onion, diced
½ t coarse salt
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
2 medium celery stalks, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T rosemary, minced
dash of paprika or crushed red pepper flakes
¼ c water
2-3 c arugula, roughly torn or chopped


1. Combine beans, tomatoes, cheese or tofu, and vinegar in the bowl and set aide.
2. Heat oil over high heat, add onion and salt, and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in carrots, celery, garlic, rosemary, and paprika and sauté 1 minute.
3. Add water, cover, and simmer about 2 minutes, until veggies are just tender.
4. Add to bowl, mix well, taste, and adjust seasonings.
5. Toss with arugula and serve warm.


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