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Green Salad with Posole and Creamy Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Green Salad with Posole and Creamy Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

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Toss crisp lettuce and other veggies with a velvety vinaigrette made with fiber- and protein-rich creamy cannellini beans, chilies, lime juice, cilantro and hot-pepper sauce.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 553 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. To make the dressing, puree all of the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Toss the romaine, radicchio, tomatoes, posole, carrot, scallions, and olives in a large salad bowl. Toss with the dressing and serve.
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13
6/28/2010

Honestly, I made the sauce and made my own salad. If I had known how to make this stuff myself, I'd have never told anyone and kept the recipe a personal secret! This can also be used as a sauce. I put it on leftover rice and jerk chicken and I plan to put it on breakfast burrito leftovers too. The flavor is very clean and bright and much more healthy than any salad dressing. An ingenious way to incorporate more beans into one's diet. Protein power.

Desertmom
11
9/28/2009

Great vinaigrette! I did not use the hot pepper sauce, as I served it to my kids & they enjoyed it as well. I used the vinaigrette with a Tex-Mex salad: romaine, black beans, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers & tortilla chips. Very tasty - this will be a staple vinaigrette.

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8
3/5/2010

Points for creativity on the bean thing. Unfortunately, being a bean-based dressing...it does taste like souped-up beans in my book. Good beans, mind you, but still... I added more of the other stuff to kinda down-play the starch factor, and I splashed in plenty of green tabasco. Then I sweetened it up with a little sugar, and guess what -- Total vinaigrette success! I did put it on a more Mexican-style salad per the previous poster's suggestion. Yummy :)