Romaine Salad with Orange, Feta, and Beans

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Adding canned beans is a quick, convenient way to make a salad into a meal—they boost the protein to make the salad more satisfying. This recipe calls for kidney beans, but other canned beans like cannellinis or black beans would also work nicely.

Romaine Salad with Orange, Feta, and Beans
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 20 minutes

  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest

  • 1/2 cup orange juice , preferably freshly squeezed

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 3/4 teaspoon dried

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 orange

  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce

  • 1 cup sliced radishes

  • 1 cup canned kidney beans , rinsed

  • 1 scallion , sliced

  • 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

  • 1/4 cup Orange-Oregano Dressing

  1. To prepare dressing: Place orange zest, orange juice, vinegar, oil, oregano, mustard, salt and pepper in a jar. Cover and shake to combine.

  2. To prepare salad: Slice both ends off orange. With a sharp knife, remove the peel and white pith; discard. Working over a large bowl, cut the segments from their surrounding membrane. Squeeze the juice into the bowl before discarding the membrane, if desired. Add lettuce, radishes, beans, scallion, feta and dressing; toss to coat. (Refrigerate the extra dressing for up to 1 week.)

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size
about 4 cups
37 g
5 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
13 g
5 mg
Dietary Fiber
14 g
992 mg
708 mg
2 servings
about 4 cups each
1 starch
1/2 fruit
2 vegetables
1 lean meat
1 fat
Vitamin A
255% daily value
Vitamin C
100% dv
76% dv
29% dv
19% dv
Calcium and Magnesium
18% dv

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