March 1, 2010 | Salads, Side Dishes, Vegetables
Every time I teach a class for Operation Frontline I talk about the health benefits of eating beans – vitamins, protein without the saturated fat, fiber – and yet I never seem to eat them all that much at home. Truth is, they are cheap, easy, and delicious, and this salad is simple to make. Pair it with a nice piece of fish – or a healthy bison steak like I did – for dinner and you’re set!
Easy White Bean Salad
1 can cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
1 small red pepper, diced small
2-3 green onions, sliced thinly
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and let stand for a few minutes for flavors to develop before serving.