Meatless Monday: Warm white bean and arugula salad

Go for greens and beans!

Salad greens and beans are piled together in this delightful Meatless Monday meal. With added seasonings and a few extra ingredients, this simple dish takes a turn to delicious.

Simple effort, delicious meal

Isn't it great when you can put together a simple, filling meal without much effort and end up with something amazing? This recipe for warm white bean and arugula salad is the perfect fix for a Meatless Monday meal.

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Bring on the beans

Beans are high in protein and fiber, low in fat and cholesterol, and make a good replacement food for meats due to their nutritional content and great texture and flavor. Cutting meat from your diet, even once a week like on a Meatless Monday, may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.

Warm white bean and arugula salad

Serves 2


  • 1 (15 ounce) can Great Northern or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups arugula salad greens
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese for topping (optional)


  1. Divide the arugula greens between two plates.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium-low heat in a saute pan. When hot, add the onions and cook until they begin to soften.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for a few minutes (be careful not to burn).
  4. Add the beans and lemon juice and stir to coat. Season with the salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. After just a minute or two, when the beans are warmed, remove from the heat.
  5. Top the arugula with the beans and juices and garnish with the Parmesan cheese.

A simple meal can be an amazing meal!

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Comments on "Meatless Monday: Warm white bean and arugula salad"

Patricia October 15, 2012 | 7:18 PM

Hi Tiffany & Erin - This is such a simple dish but it's full of flavor & it's healthy, too! Thanks for your feedback!

Tiffany October 02, 2012 | 7:16 PM

This looks mighty tasty, that's for sure. I've always loved making vegetarian chilis stocked full of beans, so why not a salad? Definitely going to make this later this week. Thanks!

Erin September 30, 2012 | 7:19 PM

Looks amazing!! Also, it's super healthy I'm sure. This looks like a great salad and since it's warm it would be perfect for the cool fall weather we're experiencing. Thank you for sharing!

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