facebooktwitterRSS
valley food story banner
- Advertisement -
georgejeanie posted in Primanti Bros. serves up second ...

Another Pittsburgh entity moving into what should be a Cleveland market. Just can not compete ...

suggest removal

DACOUNTRYBOY posted in Ladies’ Beer Club of Youngstown ...

“The idea of a beer club for women is really cool.” Too much beer indulgence ...

suggest removal

walter_sobchak posted in Ladies’ Beer Club of Youngstown ...

The ladies have figured out that it is better to drink one or two quality ...

suggest removal

valleygal posted in Ladies’ Beer Club of Youngstown ...

For any gals interested in the Ladies' Beer Club of Youngstown, check out their Facebook ...

suggest removal

Comment on a story to join the table talk!

weather icon

Current Conditions

60°F

Partly Cloudy
EVENTS

Other Food Stories on Vindy.com

NEWSMAKERS

September 23, 2016
NEWSMAKERS Medical examiner: Mia Farrow’s son Thaddeus killed himself ROXBURY, ...

Crazy-good mac and cheese is surprisingly easy to make

September 21, 2016
By Leslie Brenner The Dallas Morning News (TNS) Did you ...

Tangier pizza bar offers BURGERS A’PLENTY

September 21, 2016
Every local restaurant in every town across the United States ...

Symphony to celebrate anniversary with traditional wines

September 14, 2016
The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 90th year in ...

» More food Stories
- Advertisement -
 

« Valley Food Home

A quick and easy weeknight meal



Published: Wed, April 30, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Family Features

Now that winter is behind us and schedules are beginning to fill up, the best kind of weeknight meal is a quick, easy and delicious one.

In about 15 minutes, Antipasto Bean Salad can be on the table, or ready for toting to the office potluck or a neighborhood picnic.

Starring classic antipasto ingredients, this main dish pasta salad doesn’t require cooking, except for the pasta. While the pasta is boiling, there’s time to prep the other ingredients.

Start with high-quality prepared foods that can be purchased at the supermarket. No gourmet food shopping necessary, but the finished salad will be reminiscent of one from a specialty deli or food shop.

Begin with a can of Read 3 or 4 Bean Salad. This combination of green, wax and kidney beans, with chickpeas making the fourth bean, is the base for the salad. The beans, along with jarred roasted peppers, canned artichoke hearts, mozzarella cheese and strips of salami, make a great-tasting Italian-inspired meal.

For the simple dressing, add olive oil, fresh garlic and herbs to some of the reserved liquid from the bean salad, then toss with the pasta and bean mixture.

Serve it at room temperature or chilled — this dish is destined to become a favorite go-to recipe.

For other delicious recipes made with READ Salads, visit www.READSalads.com.

Antipasto Bean Salad

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

1can (15 ounces) Read 3 or 4 Bean Salad

1/4cup thin strips roasted red bell peppers

1/2cup fresh mozzarella or provolone cheese pieces (about 1/2-inch pieces)

1cup chopped artichoke hearts (canned or frozen; thaw if frozen)

1/4cup thin strips salami or pepperoni

2tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Dressing:

1/4 cup reserved bean liquid

2 tablespoons olive oil

1clove garlic, minced

2tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, optional

Drain bean salad; reserve 1/4 cup liquid.

For dressing, combine reserved bean salad liquid, oil and garlic; whisk until combined. Add fresh herbs, if desired.

In large bowl, toss together drained bean salad, roasted bell peppers, cheese, artichoke hearts, salami and fresh basil. Toss with dressing. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Note: Parsley, basil, thyme or other favorite herbs can be used.

Nutrition information per serving: 250 calories; 8 g protein; 16 g carbohydrate; 16 g fat; 870 mg sodium; 25 mg cholesterol; 3 g dietary fiber; 1 mg iron; 0 mg thiamin; 1010 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C.


Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.


HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2016 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes