Italian fennel and white bean salad

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
7 min
Prep
7 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
This easy salad—ready in under 10 minutes—is on the heartier side thanks to the cannellini beans and goes well with just about anything Italian or pork. Fresh fennel, sometimes called sweet anise, has a sweet, delicate flavor. When selecting fennel, choose fairly large, squat bulbs with a pearly sheen and no sign of splitting, drying, or browning. If the stalks are attached to the fennel bulb, they should sport fluffy green fronds. Don’t discard these delicate fennel leaves—they add a delightful hint of anise flavor and can be chopped and added to salads, soups, and pasta dishes.

Ingredients

Balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp

Olive oil

1 Tbsp

Table salt

¾ tsp

Dried sage

½ tsp, crumbled

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Uncooked fennel bulb(s)

2 medium, thinly sliced

Canned cannellini beans

19 oz, rinsed and drained

Instructions

  1. Combine the vinegar, oil, salt, sage, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the fennel and beans; toss to coat. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.