White Bean & Forest Mushroom Salad

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Preparation Time 5 minutes Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $1.45
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1 1/2 cups (or 1 14 oz can)White Beans (cooked or drained and rinsed)
2 cupsMixed Mushrooms (Shiitake, Cremini, Chantrelle, Portobello, Oyster), sliced
2 cupsArugula or Endive
2 tspOlive Oil
1/2Lemon, juiced
1 tspOlive Oil
1/4 cupFresh Herbs (choose any variety like oregano, parsley, thyme, rosemary, etc., finely chopped
To TasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. ​Add mushrooms to a large sauté pan over medium heat and drizzle olive oil over them. Make sure the mushrooms are spread out in a single layer; if they are piled on top of each other they will get soggy. Cook mushrooms until they are soft and golden brown.
  2. In a bowl combine chopped herbs, lemon juice and olive oil to make the dressing.
  3. Add mushrooms, beans and arugula to the bowl with the dressing. Toss well and season to taste.


  • Did you know mushrooms may have heart health benefits? Cell and animal studies suggest that naturally occurring chemicals found in mushrooms may help reduce inflammation and damage to the aorta. These chemicals may also improve blood flow.
  • Fresh green herbs such as thyme and rosemary are rich in antioxidants that help prevent cell damage. Antioxidants may also help prevent inflammation, cancer and signs of aging.
  • In ancient Greece, students would put sprigs of rosemary in their hair when studying for exams because it was believed to improve memory. They may have been on to something: research suggests that naturally occurring chemicals found in rosemary may help improve the blood flow to the brain, which could improve concentration.