Lemony White Bean Salad with ProsciuttoThe full recipe post can be found on Inspired Taste here: https://www.inspiredtaste.net/42176/white-bean-salad/
Lemony White Bean Salad with Prosciutto
This lemony bean salad has creamy white beans, salty prosciutto, parmesan cheese, peppery arugula, and a punchy lemon dressing. Both canned beans and home cooked beans work beautifully in this salad.
Makes 4 salads
You Will Need
1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed or use 1 1/2 cups cooked beans
1/4 cup parlsey leaves, chopped
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
6 heaping cups arugula
8 thin slices prosciutto or other dry cured ham, torn into smaller pieces
Handful of croutons, optional, see notes
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Juice from 1 large lemon (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon honey, optional
Make the dressing. Whisk the mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and honey in the bottom of a large bowl until creamy.
Add the beans, parsley, and parmesan to the bowl with dressing. Gently toss until well coated. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.
Add arugula and gently toss until dressed. Divide the salad between four salad plates, and then tuck the prosciutto and croutons into the salad. Serve.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Make ahead tip: Follow the recipe through adding the beans, cheese, and parsley. Cover, and then store in the fridge up to 3 days (maybe a day more), but keep in mind that the olive oil might thicken. If this happens, take the salad out of the fridge 30 minutes to an hour before serving so that the oil returns to a liquid state.
- Croutons: Some stores sell fresh croutons made in store, which are usually much better than those sold in boxes near the salad dressings. You can also make them yourself. Here’s a salad recipe we shared a while back with homemade croutons so you can see how to make them.
- Nutrition Facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.
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NUTRITION PER SERVING: Serving Size 1 salad (1/4 of the recipe) / Calories 297 / Total Fat 17.7g / Saturated Fat 3.3g / Cholesterol 9.3mg / Sodium 466.3mg / Carbohydrate 24.6g / Dietary Fiber 5.4g / Total Sugars 2g / Protein 12.6g