White Beans With Roasted Garlic Dressing

Recipe: White Beans With Roasted Garlic Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 1 sm Garlic head
  • 2 Bread slices, Italian, firm
  • 1 tb Lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 tb Vegetable stock
  • 4 ts Olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 ts Mustard, Dijon pn Pepper, cayenne 15 oz Beans, Great Northern, canned; drained and rinsed
  • 1 sm Bell pepper, red; seeded,finely diced
  • 2 tb Chives; snipped OR
  • 2 tb Scallion greens; chopped
  • 1 tb Oregano, fresh; chopped OR
  • 1/2 ts Oregano, dried
  • Salt and pepper to taste 3 c Chicory or other bitter-lettuce; washed and torn Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Instructions:

  1. Remove 1 clove of garlic from the head; peel and cut in in half. Rub the garlic on both sides of bread slices; cut the bread into 1/2 inch cubes.
  2. Place on a baking sheet. Remove the loose, papery skin from the garlic head and slice 1/2 inch off the top. Wrap in aluminum foil and place on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, or until croutons are crisp and golden. Remove the croutons and set aside.
  4. Continue roasting the garlic for 20 to 25 minuts longer; it should be quite soft. Unwrap and let cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Separate the garlic cloves and squeeze ut the pulp into a smal bowl; mash with a fork. Whisk in lemon juice, vegetable stock, oil, mustard and cayenne.
  6. In a medium sized bowl, combine beans, red peppers, chives or scallion greens, oregano and the reserved croutons.
  7. Pour the garlic dressing over and toss until well coated. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately on a bed of chicory.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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