Hyvee: Chicken White Bean Salad

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Chicken and White Bean Salad

Serves 4, about 2 cups each
Prep time about 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 oz) can cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 ½ cups diced cooked Smart Chicken chicken breasts
  • 2 cups diced zucchini
  • 1 ½ cups diced celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil, plus whole basil leaves for garnish
  • 1 cup of your favorite vinaigrette dressing to taste (Bolthouse Farms and Kraft with Olive Oil are good choices), divided
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste (optional)
  • 2 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

Instructions:

  • Combine beans, chicken, zucchini, celery, sun-dried tomatoes and cheese in a large bowl until blended.
  • Add chopped basil and ¾ cup vinaigrette; toss until combined. Taste and season with salt and/or pepper, if desired.
  • Toss the remaining vinaigrette with romaine and spinach in a medium bowl. Serve the salad on the greens; garnish with fresh basil leaves.

 

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