Easy Colorful Bean Salad Recipe
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Easy Colorful Bean Salad Recipe

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Green beans and roasted sweet red peppers make this an attractive side dish for Christmas. The mild blend of seasonings would pair well with many meals.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2-1/4 cups canned white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup julienned roasted sweet red peppers
  • 3/4 cup pitted Greek olives, halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 202 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 439mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place green beans in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 5-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the green beans, kidney beans, red peppers and olives. In a small bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper. Pour over bean mixture; toss to coat. Serve at room temperature. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Bean Salad in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p20

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