Adding canned beans is a quick, convenient way to make a salad into a meal--they boost the protein to make the salad more satisfying. This recipe calls for kidney beans, but other canned beans like cannellinis or black beans would also work nicely.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007


Orange-Oregano Dressing


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare dressing: Place orange zest, orange juice, vinegar, oil, oregano, mustard, salt and pepper in a jar. Cover and shake to combine.

  • To prepare salad: Slice both ends off orange. With a sharp knife, remove the peel and white pith; discard. Working over a large bowl, cut the segments from their surrounding membrane. Squeeze the juice into the bowl before discarding the membrane, if desired. Add lettuce, radishes, beans, scallion, feta and dressing; toss to coat. (Refrigerate the extra dressing for up to 1 week.)


Make Ahead Tip: The recipe makes 1 cup dressing (Step 1); cover and refrigerate extra dressing for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

235.3 calories; protein 13.2g 27% DV; carbohydrates 37.2g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 14.2g 57% DV; sugars 10.6g; fat 5.1g 8% DV; saturated fat 1.9g 10% DV; cholesterol 5mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 12746.4IU 255% DV; vitamin c 60mg 100% DV; folate 300.7mcg 75% DV; calcium 178.1mg 18% DV; iron 3.4mg 19% DV; magnesium 72.1mg 26% DV; potassium 991.9mg 28% DV; sodium 707.8mg 28% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 32% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Definitely recommend Made enough to last me a couple nights for dinner. Wasn't bored of it after the third and final night. Worth a try for anyone. Pros: simple quick to make healthy i think 24 yr old male can make it Cons: no explosions Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This salad is one of my faves. I leave out the radish and scallion 'cause I don't care for them and sub an equal amount of mandarin oranges but other than those modifications I make it as is. The juice from the oranges help to keep it from tasting dry and the salad dressing is delicious. I make this at least once a week. Read More