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White Bean Salad with Herb Dressing

This vegan white bean salad is mixed with a spring-green lemon herb dressing, and turned into a meal with rucola, naan, and roasted shallots. Quick, filling, and super healthy, it's a great salad to make ahead of time for work lunches or as a weeknight dinner idea.
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 622kcal
Author Alexandra | Occasionally Eggs

Ingredients

  • 400 grams / 2 cups small white beans cooked
  • 1 batch Lemon Herb Vinaigrette
  • 70 grams / 3 cups rucola or other greens
  • ½ batch spelt naan
  • 6 shallots quartered lengthwise
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

  • 60 ml / 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 10 grams / 1/2 cup mint
  • 10 grams / 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1-2 teaspoons white wine vinegar to taste (optional)*
  • ½ teaspoon sumac**
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F. Place the shallots cut side up on a baking sheet, topped with the olive oil and salt. Roast for about 20 minutes, until cooked through and slightly crispy.
  • Place the beans in a medium bowl and stir in the herb vinaigrette until the beans are fully coated. 
  • To assemble the salad, add a handful of the greens to the bottom of each bowl, then top with 1/4 of the beans and shallots. Add a piece of naan to each bowl and serve.

Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

  • Place all of the ingredients into a tall container and blend on high with an immersion blender until smooth. Alternatively, use a small standing blender or food processor.

Notes

* I prefer this with a little vinegar, but like acidic food. If you don't want that, leave the vinegar out.
** If you can't find or don't have sumac, just leave it out. It adds an additional citrus flavour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 670mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 4g