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Zucchini Bean Salad

 Zucchini Bean Salad
A fun combination of good-for-you ingredients makes up Zucchini Bean Salad from Carol Waugh of Bellingham, Washington. It's fresh-tasting and tangy, thanks to the light coating of vinaigrette. You can make this salad ahead and chill for a few hours before serving.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cut fresh green beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups thinly sliced halved zucchini
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Place green beans in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to
  • a boil; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain
  • and rinse in cold water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the green beans, kidney beans, zucchini,
  • green pepper and onions. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil,
  • sugar, seasoned salt and pepper. Pour over bean mixture; toss to
  • coat. Cover and chill until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 127 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 315 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.