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Mediterranean Bean Salad

Light and healthy crisp green beans, garbanzo beans and soy beans tossed in a light Mediterranean citrus dressing and topped with a rich and creamy feta cheese and olives is sure to make any summer BBQ delightful.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: 30 Minute Meals, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Salads, Summer Time Favorites
Servings: 4
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine

Ingredients

  • 10 oz green beans
    Can also us frozen green beans
  • water
    enough to boil your string beans
  • 1 tsp salt
    to salt the water bath for blanching
  • ice water
    enough to soak your green beans after blanching
  • 15 oz garbanzo beans
    also known as chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup edamame shelled- optional
  • 1/2 cup olives (or any kind of olives you like)
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes
    chopped heirloom or sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 cup onion
    finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp rosemary dried ground or fresh
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
    ground
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
    fresh chopped - optional
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 oz feta cheese optional garnish

Instructions

  • Wash and remove the ends from your string beans and cut in half. Fill up your pot half way with water and slat. Bring to a boil. Blanch your string beans for about 2 minutes and remove from boiling water and immediately plunge into iced cold water to stop the cooking process and to keep your beans bright vibrant green.
  • In a large bowl add your blanched green beans, garbanzo beans, soy beans olives, tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, onions, garlic, rosemary, oregano, cumin, cilantro, salt and pepper and toss. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  • Garnish with feta cheese and serve. Enjoy

Notes

If you are vegan or lactose intolerant, then just leave out the feta cheese. Feel free to swap out the beans or veggies with any items that you have on hand such as kidney beans, white beans, fava beans or even marinated artichokes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 859mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 753IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 5mg