Tuscan Beans with Tomatoes and Oregano

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Tuscan Beans with Tomatoes and Oregano
Tuscan Beans with Tomato and Feta on a bed of Swiss Chard.

I ran across this recipe when cleaning out one of the units at work after my sweet tenant needed to move on to assisted care. The photo of this dish really caught my eye, and yes the photography in this book is great, but it was the combination of tomatoes and garbanzo beans......

With fresh tomato season ending soon, I wanted to make this salad. Like all cooks before me and everyone that will come after, I changed the process a bit. Oh and used what I currently have in the garden.....tender baby beet greens from the garden.

Tuscan Beans with Tomatoes and Oregano
adapted from: keep the beat recipes, deliciously healthy dinners
serves 4

scant 2 cups of cooked garbanzo beans OR 1 16 oz can drain and rinse

2 c cherry tomatoes, halved
2 T olive oil
1 T balsamic vinegar
1 t dried oregano (if you have fresh in the garden, 2 T chopped)
salt and pepper to taste
12-16 whole leafy greens, romaine, leaf lettuce, tender beet greens - whatever is available or in your garden or kitchen
shaved Parmesan or crumbled Blue or Feta

In a large bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, and oregano, whisk well.

Add tomatoes and beans, coat with dressing, season with salt and pepper. This can be done before and allowed to sit and marinate while you cook the rest of dinner.

To serve:  place the largest leaves, 2 or 3 on each of four plates. Gently tear a couple leaves and place in the center of the plates, divide the salad and serve on top of the torn greens, garnish with cheese.


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  1. Hi Melynda,
    It's great that you've stumbled upon that little book! This dish looks great, makes a perfect side dish for any meal. I don't mind having it as meal on its own for a light lunch!
    Thanks for sharing with CYB!

  2. This looks so scrumptious and sounds so delicious--right up my alley. Good stuff, Rocquie

  3. Your dish looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you real soon!
    Miz Helen


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