Four bean salad with tuna

Description

Warm weather does not mean we say good bye to healthy beans and pulses. Cooked beans make excellent salads.

Ingredients

6 T olive oil (extra virgin best)
2 T vinegar (red or white wine vinegar)
1 t salt
1 t sugar
1 c onion (finely chopped)
2 T parsley (fresh leaves, finely chopped)
1 c green beans (cooked)
4 tomato (medium size, washed and roughly chopped)
1 c chickpeas (cooked)
2 c beans (cooked, 1 cup white beans or soy beans, 1 cup pinto, red kidney or black beans)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the dressing by placing oil, vinegar, salt and sugar in a large salad bowl and whisking briskly to combine. Add parsley and onion, stir.
  2. Add chickpeas, white and pinto beans, mix with the dressing. Let them soak the flavor while you wash and prepare the tomatoes.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes and cooked green beans to the salad bowl.
  4. Flake the tuna and add to the bowl.
  5. Toss the salad, chill for 20 minutes and serve.

Notes

If you don't fancy to cook and let cool down beans, use 2 16 oz cans of asssorted beans, drained and washed.

Vary color by using chopped yellow onion and white wine vinegar, or chopped red onion and red wine vinegar. Substituting wine vinegar with cider vinegar would add more accent to the sweet flavors.

Yield
4 servings
Preparation time
15
Cooking time
0
Total time
15 minutes