Baby Greens and Garlicky White Bean Salad

"This is a very garlicky salad. A nice fast dinner. A slight adaptation from a recipe in "Weight Watchers Miracle Foods" cookbook. Each serving is 3 points as written. Though I suggest a tad more sauce, which would make the points go up a smidge. Red onion is preferred because of the milder taste. If you like the taste of raw onion, then yellow is fine too. The original recipe called for serving it immediately. I like to let it sit a few minutes so the tastes will meld, but it would not keep for more then an hour or 2. If you don't have baby greens, spinach would be excellent."
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  • Chop the greens finely.
  • Mix them, the rinsed and drained beans, and the onion in a bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl or shaker combine the vinegar, the oil, and the garlic.
  • Add the salt and pepper and mix it all well.
  • Add the dressing to the greens and toss it together.
  • Let it sit about 5 minutes so the tastes will meld.

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  1. This was very unexpectadly great. I need to balance my carbs and protein and this one did the trick. I made the bean and dressing part (great northern beans) and doubled the dressing (I might triple it next not sure yet) and just toss with salad green when ready.
  2. This is just oh so tasty if you like garlic like I do. I used 1-1/2 cloves of garlic and I mixed the dressing with the beans and onion about 1/2 an hour before serving when I quickly tossed the baby greens through. This will be a favourite for me, thanks ladypit.
  3. YUMMY recipe! Made with baby spinach (no clue how much...I just kept adding it until it looked good), red onion, baby white beans, and red wine vinegar (all personal prefs). After sitting in the fridge overnight it made a FABULOUS lunch with a bagel. I'll definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing!
  4. What a great salad! I doubled the dressing, but besides that I followed the directions. We really enjoyed this and I'll definitely make this again. Thank you Ladypit for posting.
  5. OMG! I can't believe I love a salad so much - especially one with no cheese or creamy dressing. I doubled the dressing and left out the onion (personal taste), and used the baby greens straight out of the package instead of chopping them. Also used kosher salt, which I think makes a big difference. Thank you for this delicious, healthy main dish salad recipe!!


  1. Great salad! Like Latchy, I mixed the dressing and onions with the beans and let them marinate, then tossed in the greens at dinner time. Used red wine vinegar instead of the cider vinegar. Thanks so much for sharing this keeper!


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