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Bean and Vegetable Salad

 Bean and Vegetable Salad
"This medley of beans won the enthusiastic approval of my husband, who says he'll eat low-fat, low-cholesterol food only if ti tastes really good," relates Bonnie McKinsey from Greenville, South Carolina. "The peas and corn add crunch and color."
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small
  • bowl, combine the vinegar, oil, garlic, salt and pepper until
  • blended. Pour over bean mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and
  • refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 176 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 358 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.