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Healthy Kitchen Recipes: Joyce’s White Bean Caesar Salad

Is there anything more satisfying than crisp, delicious Caesar salad?!

Our September recipe, Joyce’s white bean Caesar salad, is a new take on a classic dish that can be served as the main course or as a side. This salad will keep you full and energized thanks to its nourishing greens and high-protein beans.

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Joyce’s White Bean Caesar Salad

Makes roughly 18 portions

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White Bean Purée Ingredients:

  • White beans, canned, drained, rinsed 30 oz.
  • Water 1 cup


  • White Bean Purée (see above) 2 cups
  • Lemon juice 1⁄2 cup
  • Anchovies, puréed 1⁄4 cup
  • Garlic, minced 4 tsp.
  • Parmesan, grated 1⁄2 cup
  • Extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup
  • Water, cold 1⁄2 cup
  • Ground black pepper 1 tsp.
  • Dijon mustard (optional) as needed


  • Baguettes, thinly sliced, brushed 2 ea. with garlic oil


  • Romaine hearts, large, chopped 12 ea.


1. For the White Bean Purée: Place beans in a food processor or blender, add water, and purée until well blended.

2. For the Dressing: Combine the White Bean Purée, lemon juice, anchovy purée, minced garlic, Parmesan, extra-
virgin olive oil, cold water as needed, and Black pepper, ground. You may add a bit of Dijon mustard if you like.

3. For the Croutons: Bake at 350°F until crisp.

4. Toss salad with some of the Dressing and top with the Croutons.

Notes: If using dried beans, soak 1⁄2 cup dried white beans in cold water over night. Drain and place in a saucepan and cover with fresh water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Store the beans in their cooking liquid. Cool completely then purée beans in a food processor or blender.


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