the appetizer:

Learn about the connection between heart disease and diet in Betty Crocker Cookbook Heart Health Edition, including heart-healthy recipes like Northern Italian White Bean Salad; Manicotti; and Spicy Chicken in Peanut Sauce.



Northern Italian White Bean Salad

Prep: 15 Min — Chill: 2 Hr — 6 Servings


Cannellini beans are large white kidney beans originally ftom South America. The Italians have adopted them and, not surprisingly, they're now a delicious part of Italian cuisine.

  • 2 cans (19 oz each) cannellini beans,
         rinsed and drained
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and
         coarsely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
         (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 lettuce leaves

1. In large glass or plastic bowl, carefully mix all ingredients except lettuce.

2. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors. Just before serving, spoon onto lettuce, using slotted spoon.

1 Serving: Cal. 300 (Cal. From Fat 90); Fat 109 (Sat. Fat 19); Chol. Omg; Sodium 210mg; Carbs. 48g (Fiber 13g); Pro. 18g % Daily Value: Vit. A 14%; Vit. C 36%; Calc. 18%; Iron 40% Exchanges: 3 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 1 Very Lean Meat Carb. Choices: 3

  • Betty Crocker Cookbook Heart Health Edition
  • from the Betty Crocker Editors
  • Wiley 2007
  • Cloth spiral-bound hardcover; 576 Pages; $29.95
  • ISBN-10: 0470171634
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-470-17163-9
  • Information provided by the publisher.

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