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Venetian Bacon and Bean Salad

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Venetian Bacon and Bean Salad

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  • 6 slices bacon (cooked and coarsely chopped)
  • 3.5 oz. roasted red peppers (drained and coarsely chopped)
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes (cut into quarters)
  • 1 lb. Swiss chard (trimmed and coarsely chopped, OR 12 oz. fresh spinach leaves)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 15 oz. cannellini beans (OR great Northern beans, rinsed and drained)
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. parsley (chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil (chopped)
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    1. In small bowl, toss together the bacon, red pepper, and tomatoes; set aside. In large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat; add the Swiss chard and sauté until almost limp (2-3 minutes). Add garlic, sauté 1 minute; add beans and stir to heat through. Add vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar; stir for 30 seconds and remove from heat. Place mixture on a serving platter, garnish with bacon mixture and herbs. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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