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.


"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art."
-Tom Stoppard, Playwright

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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. This recipe is meant to be a riff on a potato salad but using the white beans in place of potatoes.

The dressing will work great, however, with a conventional potato salad or you can flavor it with garlic and a bit of parmesan for a Caesar salad taste.


Creamy White Bean Salad

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe makes great leftovers and will keep well for 3-4 days. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.

2 15 ounce can no salt added white beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
4 medium ribs celery (diced)
2 large green onions (diced)
2 Tbsp fresh dill

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

Add the yogurt, mustard, salt and pepper.

Puree until smooth.

Place the remaining beans in a large mixing bowl with celery, onions, dill 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 216 Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value
Total Fat <1g 1%
    Saturated Fat <1g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 239mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 21% Iron 29%
Vitamin K 43 mcg Potassium 975 mg
Magnesium 99 mg