Salad Time

Salads are often thought of as healthy, which they are, but also ” not filling” or as an appetizer to a main bigger meal.  This salad is something we make when we are too tired to cook, want to be filled up, and we have the ingredients on hand.  With beans, fresh herbs, tomato, and goat cheese and five minutes of your time to make it… we’d say you can’t go wrong:

5 Minute Salad with Goat Cheese, Basil, and White Beans

adapted from Ellie Krieger


  • 12 ounces pre-washed mixed salad greens (about 8 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes (about 28)
  • 1 cup canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 ounces goat cheese (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, torn, or 1 teaspoon dried basil


Place greens into a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, and salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle the dressing over the greens and toss. Divide the greens onto 4 plates, top each with about 7 tomatoes, 1/4 cup of beans and 2 tablespoons of goat cheese. Sprinkle with basil and serve.


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