Delicious Recipe of the Month – July 2015

 

Beans are packed with protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals and are low in fat. They also contain phytochemicals which may play a role is preventing certain disease processes!

Beans are packed
with protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals and
are low in fat. They also contain phytochemicals which
may play a role is preventing certain disease processes!

Tangy and full of flavor, this 3 bean salad makes a perfect side-dish for a summertime backyard barbecue or make it your entree for a tasty vegetarian lunch. You can’t go wrong with beans; one of the world’s most nutrient-dense foods.

Here’s a sample recipe that serves eight:

Ingredients: 

  • 15 oz Garbanzo Beans
  • 14 ½ oz Cut Green Beans
  • 15 oz Dark Red Kidney Beans
  • 11.9 oz Marinated Artichoke Hearts (Sprouts brand recommended)
  • 6 oz Medium Black Olives (Lindsay Naturals brand recommended)
  • ¼ Red Onion, medium
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Style Topping (Go Veggie brand recommended)
  • ¼ cup Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette (Newman’s Own brand recommended)

Instructions:

  1. Rinse beans thoroughly, and place into a serving bowl.
  2. Thinly slice red onion and mix with beans.
  3. Add artichoke hearts and black olives.
  4. Mix salad mixture with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes before serving, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: Serving size= 1 cup prepared,

Calories-180, Carbohydrate-24g, Sugar-3g, Protein-8g.

Click here to print out the recipe!

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