Replace meat in your salad with legumes

Because your veggie-rich dish can be more green


1 can white beans

5 fresh basil leaves, chopped or cut into strips

2-3 tomatoes, sliced

2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley

3-4 lettuce leaves, sliced

5 pitted black olives, sliced


For the dressing

3 lemons, squeezed

1 garlic bulb, minced/puréed

1 tbsp. thyme

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. honey

1 tsp. ground black pepper

1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Prepare the dressing. Mix lemon juice, puréed garlic, thyme, olive oil, and honey.
  2. In a bowl, mix white beans, basil leaves, tomatoes, parsley, lettuce, and black olives.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.

This recipe was originally published in Northern Living, October 2017.

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