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Mixed Greens with White Bean Salad (Jar Salad)

Salad Jar (Makes 1 serving):
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinaigrette (see recipe)
1/2 cup White Bean Salad (recipe below)
1/2 cup quartered English cucumber slices
1/2 cup chopped vine-ripened tomatoes
2 1/2 to 3 cups spring mix salad greens

Layer the ingredients in a quart-size jar, starting with the vinaigrette and then adding the bean salad, followed by the cucumber and tomatoes. Fill the rest of the jar with the salad greens. Seal and refrigerate until ready to use.

White Bean Salad (Makes 2 half-pint servings)
3 Tbsp chopped red onion
1 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 (15-oz) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
salt and black pepper

Place the red onion in a bowl with the olive oil, vinegar, and lemon juice. Add the cannellini beans, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss together to add to the jar salad, or enjoy on its own or with pita bread.

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