Greek White Bean Salad

The best way to bulk up any salad is to add protein-rich beans. It turns a salad into a meal and adds welcome texture to a bowl of greens. In this recipe, I combine Mediterranean flavors with white beans to make a satisfying, yet light lunch or a fun side dish.

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Beans, beans they’re good for you heart, the more you eat them the more you…glow.

White Beans: are one of the most concentrated food sources of detoxifying enzyme molybdenum, are low on the glycemic index, keep cravings at bay, lower the risk of heart disease and adult-onset diabetes, slow the absorption of carbohydrates (and thus body fat), prevent premature aging with their high-antioxidant content, and are very high in magnesium and thus helpful for handling stress and preventing celiac disease and gastrointestinal problems.

Greek White Bean Salad

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 14 oz can white beans
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Handful of parsley, chopped
  • 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled or sliced into cubes
  • Handful of black olives
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup high-quality extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

Remove the stems from the cherry tomatoes and cut them in halves.

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Drain and rinse the white beans.

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In a bowl, toss together the halved baby tomatoes, the beans, the chopped parsley, black olives, and crumbled cheese.

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In a separate, small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil and juice of half a lemon. Pour over the white bean mixture and season with salt and pepper.

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Fold the dressing into the beans and vegetables until it is evenly distributed. Serve.

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Enjoy!

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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  • http://www.glidingcalm.wordpress.com glidingcalm

    what a beautiful looking salad!! love those gorgeous tomatoes especially!

  • http://www.glidingcalm.wordpress.com glidingcalm

    what a great looking salad!! the tomatoes are especially gorgeous!

  • http://www.jocelyneatsfresh.com Joss

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love regular greek salads (the combination of the feta cheese and black olives yum) SO I bet I would love this. Gonna bookmark it and try it soon 😀