Fresh Mediterranean Salad

Ingredients
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salad:
  • 2 cups sliced fennel bulb (about 1 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup pitted ripe olives, halved
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

Preparation

  1. 1. To prepare vinaigrette, combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk until blended.
  2. 2. To prepare salad, combine fennel and the next 6 ingredients (through tomatoes) in a large bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad, tossing until well combined. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.