Greek-Style Bean Salad

Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Chill:
3 hrs
Bake:
5 mins
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Greek-Style Bean Salad

Ingredients
4
medium oranges (about 1-1/4 pounds)
2
15 ounce can navy beans, rinsed and drained
2
medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped (1 cup)
1 1/3
cups chopped cucumber
3
green onions, thinly sliced (1/3 cup)
 
Orange juice
3
tablespoons white wine vinegar
2
tablespoons snipped fresh oregano
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
cloves garlic, minced
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
pita bread rounds
 
Olive oil nonstick cooking spray
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
4 1/2
cups torn romaine
3/4
cup crumbled feta cheese (3 ounces)

Directions

  1. Finely shred enough orange peel to make 1 teaspoon; set aside. Peel oranges. Working over a glass measure to catch the juice, section oranges (should have about 1-1/2 cups orange sections). Set juice aside. Combine the orange sections, beans, tomato, cucumber, and green onion in a large bowl.
  2. For dressing, combine 1/4 cup of the reserved orange juice (add additional juice, if necessary), vinegar, oregano, olive oil, the 1 teaspoon orange peel, garlic, pepper, and salt in a screw-top jar. Cover and shake well. Pour dressing over bean mixture. Toss gently to coat. Cover and chill bean mixture for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Spray one side of each pita bread round with olive oil nonstick coating. Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder. Place on baking sheet. Bake in 350 degrees F oven about 5 minutes or until warm. Cut each pita round into 6 wedges.
  4. Meanwhile, drain marinade from bean mixture; reserve marinade as dressing. Toss together the bean mixture and torn romaine in a large bowl. Divide salad mixture among 4 dinner plates. Sprinkle each salad with feta cheese. Spoon desired amount of dressing over each salad. Serve with warm pita bread wedges. Makes 6 main-dish servings.
  5. Food exchanges:
  6. 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 2 starch, 1/2 meat, 1-1/2 fat.

From the Test Kitchen

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Nutrition Facts

(Greek-Style Bean Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 291 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 12 mg chol.,
  • 757 mg sodium,
  • 43 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 12 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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