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Mediterranean Three Bean Salad

Mediterranean Three Bean Salad - this delicious, healthy salad is great as a side or a main meal! by @healthynibs
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Ingredients

Greek Vinaigrette

Salad

Instructions

  1. Rinse green beans and steam for 2 to 3 minutes. While beans are cooking, add 1 1/2 cups of ice into a bowl and add water. Once green beans are cooked, submerge beans in the water to stop the cooking process. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside while you prep the rest of the salad. Soaking the onions and garlic in a vinegary solution helps take some of the raw bite away.
  3. In a large bowl, add the green beans, chickpeas, red kidney beans, cucumber, parsley, feta and olives. Pour vinaigrette and toss to coat the vegetables. Add diced tomatoes and toss again. Season with salt and pepper, if you like.
  4. Serve on its own, with a bowl of grains or on top of toast!
  5. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 2 days. If you leave the salad in the fridge for any longer, the green beans will start turn brown.

Notes

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Serves 4. Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311, Total Fat 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 1075mg, Cholesterol: 8mg, Total Carbohydrate: 42g, Dietary Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 10g, Protein 15g