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White Bean Salad with Bacon and Tomatoes

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 8 min.
This savory salad makes a quick side dish or a wonderful addition to any potluck.


  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 7-ounce jar roasted red pepper, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 3-4 cups cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 lb Swiss chard, trimmed and coarsely chopped (or 12 ounces fresh spinach leaves)
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans (or Great Northern beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3 Tbs chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbs chopped basil leaves


  • In small bowl, toss together the bacon, red pepper, and tomatoes; set aside. In large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat; add the Swiss chard and saute until almost limp (2-3 minutes). Add garlic, saute 1 minute; add beans and stir to heat through. Add vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar; stir for 30 seconds and remove from heat. Place mixture on a serving platter, garnish with bacon mixture and herbs. Serve warm or at room temperature. Serve with wedges of focaccia.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Nutrition Facts

Calories 250
  Calories from Fat 112 (45%)
(19%)Total Fat 13g
(13%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(4%)Cholesterol 13mg
(20%)Sodium 490mg
(33%)Potassium 1146mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
(27%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(25%)Protein 12g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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