Users rave about this 5-ingredient salad that combines pre-cooked roasted chicken breasts with white beans and fresh basil. For a quick finishing touch, drizzle with a lemon, vinegar, and Dijon mustard dressing and serve with a glass of iced tea or white wine.
2 (16-ounce) cans cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
How to Make It
To prepare salad, place first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir gently to combine.
To prepare dressing, combine vinegar and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over salad, tossing gently to coat.
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I liked it but the rest of the family was less enthusiastic. I did serve it over a bed of greens. If I made it again, I'd probably use different beans (kidney maybe), increase the tomato, cut the oil in half and add a bit of crumbled feta to the top.
Absolutely delicious and incredibly easy. I used up my leftover rotisserie chicken, threw everything together in a few minutes, and everyone loved it - including my four year old. I actually didn't have enough cannellini beans for this, so I used butter beans instead - lovely. I'm putting this on my regular recipe list!
Delicious, easy, fresh-tasting. I'm making the salad dressing a staple for salads. A great use for left-over rotisserie chicken; it added some extra chew and meatiness to the meal without making it seem like a chicken dinner.
This was a great salad. I made it with garbanzo beans instead of butter beans, but everything was kept the same as the recipe and it was quite tasty. Perfect for a light summer meal - especially when you have fresh tomatoes and basil from the farmers market like I did - Yum!
A quick dinner salad without lettuce, for a change. I liked it a lot my husband not quite as much. I substituted cilantro for the basil as we aren't basil fans. I'll make this again but eat it for my lunch not his dinner.