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Easy Colorful Bean Salad

 Easy Colorful Bean Salad
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.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 202 calories, 12 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 439 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g protein.