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Balsamic Three-Bean Salad Recipe
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Balsamic Three-Bean Salad Recipe

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Here's my little girl's favorite salad. She eats it just about as fast as I can make it. Make it ahead so the flavors have plenty of time to get to know each other. —Stacey Feather, Jay, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, torn

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 190 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 462 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 very lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Fill a Dutch oven three-fourths full with water; bring to a boil. Add green beans; cook, uncovered, 3-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk vinaigrette, sugar, garlic and salt until sugar is dissolved. Add canned beans and green beans; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours. Stir in basil just before serving. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Balsamic Three-Bean Salad in Simple & Delicious April/May 2014

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 190 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 462 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 very lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015 Edited Apr. 26, 2015

"Hmmmmmm I love beans, this is going to be a great salad, can't wait to make it... Will make this for myself and for next Office Pot Luck. Will go great with hot wings. OMG.....Ok didn't wait for Pot Luck at work, Making this now, couldn't wait....I did everything same as recipe, didn't have didn't have kidney beans or cannellini beans, so I used pinto and garbanzo....I saluted green beans with garlic and seasoning together, then cool and mixed all together with vinaigrette. I also added chopped onions and piece of jalapeno pepper, topped with cilantro, didn't have bay leaves....lol......I have my own style of cooking...I am a chef.... YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.....Thanks Stacey for taking me to beans recipes for my daughter.....She Shure can put some food away. This is one I think she will like with my Escovitch fish with rice...."

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

"Crisp clean flavors."

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

"This was my daughter's favorite salad when she was a child. The only difference is that I make my own balsamic vinaigrette using a basic vinaigrette recipe and add less sugar."

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