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Easy Bean Salad

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 14
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Looking for a meatless side dish? Then check out this salad made with three types of beans and veggies.

Ingredients

1
can (15 to 16 oz) great northern beans, rinsed, drained
1
can (15 to 16 oz) kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1
can (15 to 16 oz) garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained
1
large cucumber, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
1/2
medium red onion, chopped (1 cup)
3
tablespoons basil pesto
2
tablespoons white wine vinegar
1
teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, toss beans, cucumber, tomato and onion.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix pesto, vinegar and salt until well blended. Pour over bean mixture; toss until salad is coated with basil mixture.
  • 3 Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until serving.

Expert Tips

This is a super-easy and tasty do-ahead recipe. You can use any canned beans, and you'll still get the fiber and important nutrients that beans contain.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
4%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
2g
2%
Protein
8g
8%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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