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#1 Old 10-31-2004, 12:34 AM
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Tomato & White Bean Salad with Watercress

By: OregonAmy

Category: Salads

This recipe is suitable for a: vegetarian/vegan diet.



2 shallots, peeled

1 garlic clove, peeled

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

salt & freshly ground pepper

1 1/2 cups cooked ( or 1 15-oz or 400g can) cannellini or other white beans, drained & rinsed

2 small bunches watercress, tough stems removed.

12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

8 spanish olives, pitted (not kalamata, the milder ones like manzanilla)

2 Tbs chopped fresh basil leaves



1. Place the shallots & garlic in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, and salt & pepper. Process until blended & set aside.

2. In a large serving bowl, combine the beans, watercress, tomatoes, olives, and basil. Pour the dressing over the salad & toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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We only used about 1/2 of the dressing but this salad was absolutely divine. This recipe is from Robin Robertson's "Vegan Planet."

Oh, and "2 small bunches" was completely vague, so I guessed at about 1 cup of leaves for the watercress.

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#2 Old 10-31-2004, 01:22 AM
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Can I add that this salad was wonderful? Completely exceeded my expectations - it was incredibly good. I should have made a double-batch!
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#3 Old 10-31-2004, 04:55 AM
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sounds yummy

when i first looked at the thread i read " Tomato & White Bean Salad with Waitress"
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