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White Bean and Carrot Salad

by Christina Cherrier – Nov 8, 2021
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White Bean and Carrot Salad
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White Bean and Carrot Salad - - #carrot #salad #whitebean #recipe #eatwell101 - A warm white bean carrot salad recipe with a 2-ingredient lemon maple sauce as a dressing! This white bean carrot salad is easy to make and full of bright flavors!

White Bean and Carrot Salad Recipe – This warm white bean and carrot salad recipe is a delicate balance of sweet sautéed carrot, creamy white beans, shallot, tangy lemon juice, olive oil, maple syrup, and dill. A lesson in flavor pairing that tastes more complex than it really is. It’s one of the easiest white beans and carrot salads to make and is wonderful for a vegan or vegetarian dinner option. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the White Bean and Carrot Salad Recipe

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White beans and carrot salad

This carrot and white bean salad recipe is a cinch to make, keeps pretty well refrigerated, and is full of good-for-you ingredients. The hardest thing about making it is slicing the carrots and shallots, the rest is super quick and easy! Cannellini beans and carrots are the two main ingredients in this warm salad recipe, but shallot, dill, maple, and almonds are the secret ingredients that link all the flavors and bring incredible texture to the dish.

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How to make the white bean and carrot salad

The method to make this cannellini beans and carrot salad is very easy: First, peel and slice the carrots. Then sauté carrots in a skillet before adding shallots, maple syrup, lemon juice, and salt. Maple and lemon juice will act together to deglaze the carrots and make the dressing.

Transfer everything to a salad bowl or shallow plate and finally combine with white beans (rinsed and drained), almonds, and dill.

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Directions

1. To make the White Beans and Carrot Salad: In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté sliced carrots, stirring frequently, until carrots are just soft and beginning to brown on the edges, about 8-10 minutes.

2. Stir in sliced shallots and continue to sauté in the skillet with carrots for 4 minutes.

3. Stir in maple syrup, lemon juice, and sea salt. Give a quick stir then remove carrots and shallots from heat and transfer to a salad bowl.

4. Add cannellini beans, dill, and sliced almonds to the warm carrots and shallots and toss gently to warm up the beans. Transfer to a serving bowl or shallow dish and sprinkle with more dill and sliced almonds. Serve the White Bean and Carrot Salad immediately. Enjoy! ❤️ 

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Tips for the white beans carrot salad recipe

  • If you’re not a fan of maple syrup, use honey instead.
  • You can sauté carrots in coconut oil instead of olive oil for a nice flavor twist.
  • Dry roast the sliced almonds for a nice depth of flavor and crunch.

Storing the white beans carrot salad

Keep the white bean and carrot salad, tightly covered, for 3 to 4 days in your refrigerator.

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