Bean & Salmon Salad with Anchovy-Arugula Dressing

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This simple bean and salmon salad becomes something truly exciting when dressed with a bold dressing flavored with anchovies and arugula. Canned wild Alaskan salmon is a healthy and environmentally sound choice. Thoroughly drain the beans so the salad doesn’t taste watered down. Sometimes heating beans slightly makes it easier to drain off the cooking liquid.

Bean & Salmon Salad with Anchovy-Arugula Dressing
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 1/2 cups baby arugula

  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 oil-packed anchovy fillets, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot

  • Pinch of salt, plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 cups cooked cannellini beans, well drained, at room temperature or warm (see Tip)

  • 1 7-ounce can wild salmon, any bones and skin removed ,flaked

  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced radishes

  • 1 stalk celery, sliced diagonally 1/4 inch thick

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 4 large leaves butterhead or Boston lettuce

  • 1 avocado, sliced, for garnish

Directions
  1. 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

  2. Place arugula, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, anchovies, shallot and pinch of salt in a food processor; process until finely chopped. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in oil.

  3. Gently combine beans, salmon, radishes, celery, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a large bowl. Pour in the dressing and gently toss to combine.

  4. To serve, line 4 plates with a lettuce leaf. Divide the salad evenly among the plates. Garnish with avocado slices, if desired.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
445
Carbohydrates
46g
Fat
19g
Saturated Fat
3g
Monounsaturated Fat
11g
Protein
25g
Cholesterol
25mg
Dietary Fiber
14g
Potassium
935mg
Sodium
551mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
2 1/2 starch
1 vegetable
3 lean meat
3 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
2
Folate (67% daily value)
Vitamin C (38% dv)
Iron (33% dv)
Potassium (27% dv)
Vitamin A (25% dv)
Magnesium (23% dv)
Calcium (15% dv).

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