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Artichoke and White Bean Salad

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It’s that time again….it’s time for this month’s Cooking with Astrology “Gemini” meal. We are starting this month’s meal with this healthy and delicious Artichoke and White Bean Salad. This salad could not be easier to make, and can be made ahead of time if you’re pressed for time.

The body part ruled by Gemini, is the lungs. Each portion of this month’s meal will be beneficial to the lungs and keeping our Gemini friends talking up a storm!

Artichoke and White Bean Salad on a square white plate sitting on a bright yellow napkin

Princess Cassi has always had friends that are Geminis, so I have lots of experience with this sign. In fact, her college roommate and “the boy” are both Geminis! She is a Gemini magnet!! They are some of the best storytellers, and perfect to invite to parties. No awkward silence when they are around.

Gemini runs from May 21st – June 21st. Their ruling planet is Mercury. Their element is Air, and their Key Phrase is “I think”. Sometimes they think too much!

Celebrity Geminis include, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Donald Trump, Courtney Cox, Liam Neissen, and Russel Brand! I know, he’s insane, but he would be awesome as a dinner guest!! We will just have to pretend that the Mahi Mahi with Papaya Mango Salsa is vegan, okay? 😉

Mahi Mahi with Panko coating and topped with Papaya mango Salsa sitting on a bright yellow napkin.

For desert we have Raspberry-Thyme Ice Cream {Vegan}

Two scoops of Raspberry Thyme Ice Cream in stacked green and purple bowls with a spoon laying by the side.

For breakfast we have these amazing Breakfast Tostadas {Vegan and Not}

Breakfast Tostada | cookingwithcurls.com | Cooking with Astrology #Gemini

The Tostada with the egg was so much prettier! 😉  They are even baked and not fried, so I should get to keep my egg, lol

How to make Artichoke and White Bean Salad 

Start by mixing the beans, onions, and artichoke hearts together in a large bowl.

Artichoke and White Bean Salad mix cookingwithcurls.com

Whisk the dressing together, and pour it over the bean mixture…..

Artichoke and White Bean Salad dressing cookingwithcurls.com

Toss together to combine, then add the spring mix…..

Artichoke and White Bean Salad toss cookingwithcurls.com

and toss everything together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavor to meld and get happy! I told you that it was super easy to make. 🙂

Artichoke and White Bean Salad on a square white plate resting on a bright yellow napkin.

Cannellini Beans {White Beans} are an excellent source of molybdenum. They are a very good source of folate, dietary fiber, and copper {anti-inflammatory}. White beans are a good source of manganese, phosphorus, protein, vitamin B1, iron, potassium, and magnesium.

They are also have a low GI index, so they metabolize slowly, and provide steady energy for hours after eating them.

Is there anything that you would like me to cover in future meals?

Enjoy!!

Artichoke and White Bean Salad

This healthy and delicious Artichoke and White Bean Salad is the perfect start to any meal.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lettuce, artichoke, hearts, beans, vegan, recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce can white beans* drained and rinsed
  • 9 ounce package frozen artichoke hearts thawed
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • 4 ounces spring mix

Dressing

  • 4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove fresh garlic pressed or finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine beans, onions, and artichokes.
  • Pour in the dressing and stir to combine.
  • Add the lettuce and toss to thoroughly coat.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

White beans are labeled as Cannellini Beans, Great Northern Beans, or White Kidney Beans. They are not Navy Beans.

 

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  1. Russell Brand would be an awesome dinner guest — I wouldn’t be able to stop laughing! This salad sounds so good — I love the sound of artichokes and white beans in a salad!

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