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Quick Balsamic Bean Salad February 6, 2013

Filed under: Salads — lowfatdiva @ 8:59 pm
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This salad is quick and if you only add the feta cheese as you eat it, you can keep it for a couple of days.  I try to make it in the morning for the day I want to serve it so the salad has ample time to infuse all the flavors.  You can add or subtract some of the ingredients (like putting corn or having more than one type of canned bean).  By putting a little red pepper in the dressing you can have a bit of a zing to the flavor also.  Delish!!!      For comments/questions please email ramona@lowfatdivablog.com

Dressing

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 garlic clove, minced

Salad

5 cups (1-inch) cut green beans (about 1 pound)

1 cup finely chopped tomato

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

1 (15-ounce) can black beans or navy beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup (2 ounces) low fat  feta cheese, crumbled

Combine first 7 ingredients which are for the dressing, stirring with a whisk. Set Aside

Place green beans into a large saucepan of boiling water; cook 5 minutes. Drain and plunge beans into ice water; drain. Place beans in a large bowl. Add tomato, dill, and black/navy beans; toss to combine. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and chill at least 1 hour (The longer the better to infuse the flavors)

 

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