This in one of our favorite bean salad recipes to make at home. This version comes from a restaurant that serves this fresh salad as an appetizer.
Loaded with Freshness and Taste – Tuscan Bean Salad with Goat Cheese.
Tuscan Bean Salad – With White Navy Beans, Fresh Diced Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette
This Tuscan Bean Salad is a delicious and healthy salad and pretty simple to prepare. We love using up those fresh summer tomatoes, but canned diced tomatoes will work as well.
Beans are a healthy addition to your diet and a great way to fill up if you are trying to lose weight or eat less. This salad is a great side dish for “Meatless Monday” served with a healthy grilled cheese sandwich.
Ingredients Needed for fresh Tuscan Bean Salad
- Navy Beans
- Fresh Tomato
- Romaine Lettuce
- Goat Cheese
A Delicious Salad for any Season - Tuscan Bean Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette.
- 1 (16 oz.) can navy beans, rinsed
- 1 large tomato, seeds removed and diced
- 6 cups Romaine lettuce, shredded
- 1/2 cup Goat cheese, crumbled
- salt & pepper
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing, divided
Wash the tomato and the lettuce well. Carefully cut the lettuce into strips using a sharp knife.
Dice the tomato using the instructions below. Mix the diced tomato with rinsed beans and lightly salt & pepper. Gently stir in 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette.
Place equal amounts of lettuce on 4 plates, lightly salt & pepper. Spoon tomato and bean mixture of each plate of lettuce.
Sprinkle eat with goat cheese and a little additional balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
How to Dice the Tomato for Your Tuscan Bean Salad
Cut the tomato is half and then gently squeeze out the juice. Using your fingers or a spoon, gently pull out the seeds and any rough or tough parts.
Using a sharp knife, cut the tomato into small uniform pieces. Drain any juice.
Mix your fresh diced tomatoes with the rinsed beans. Lightly salt and pepper and then stir in a couple tablespoons of Balsamic vinaigrette. Serve over a plate of chopped Romaine lettuce.
Easy Additions to Tuscan Bean Salad
Add some tuna fish or canned salmon