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Bean salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Serves 6

Medically reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

Dietitian Tip

Beans are an excellent source of soluble fiber, the type of fiber that can help control blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Ingredients

For the vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

For the salad:

  • 1 can (15 ounces) low-sodium garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped

Directions

To make the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, parsley, garlic and pepper. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the beans and onion. Pour the vinaigrette over the mixture and toss gently to mix well and coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate until served.

To serve, put 1 lettuce leaf on each plate. Divide the salad among the individual plates and garnish with chopped celery. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving SizeAbout 1 cup
Calories206
Carbohydrate22 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Fiber8 g
Protein7 g
Sodium174 mg
Monounsaturated Fat7 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Fat10 g

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