Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


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The refrigerator light goes on...

Using white beans and yogurt is a great way to create a creamy dressing that doesn't have as much fat or calories but is rich and delicious. The best part is that it also adds a lot of extra fiber to your salad.

This recipe is meant to be a riff on a potato salad but using white beans instead of potatoes. The technique of using the beans and yogurt as a base will work great, however, with a conventional potato salad or even tuna salad. The best part is there are endless variations. For example, you can flavor it with garlic and a bit of parmesan for a Caesar salad taste or some Jerk seasoning to take give it a warm Island flavor.


Creamy White Bean Salad

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes (about 1 hour chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied or divided by 2. This recipe makes great leftovers and will keep well for 3-4 days.

Creamy White Bean Salad recipe from Dr. Gourmet


Place 1/2 cup of the white beans in a blender.

Add the yogurt, mustard, salt, pepper, and tarragon.

Puree until smooth.

Place the remaining beans in a large mixing bowl with the bell pepper, celery, onions, and the dressing.

Fold together until well blended.

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 226 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 14%
    Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 17g
Vitamin K 44mcg