Simple Bean Salad
2 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery
1 bunch green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 can (16 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (16 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (16 ounces) black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ounces) sliced carrots, drained
1 can (8 ounces) cut green beans, drained
1 jar (3 ounces) stuffed green olives, drained and halved, optional
1 can (2 1/2 ounces) sliced black olives, drained
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
Combine the celery, green onions, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, black-eyed peas, carrots, green beans, green olives if desired, black olives and parsley in a large bowl.
Mix the olive oil, vinegar, pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Toss with the vegetables and refrigerate until chilled through.
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 280; Total fat 12
Pairs Well With
Cool and refreshing, this delicious salad features protein-packed beans and succulent vitamin A-rich canned carrots with a light dressing. Made in minutes, this tasty side is the perfect complement to any outdoor feast.