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Quick and Easy Three Bean Salad

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We recently did a first grilling of the season test by making two huge, juicy cheeseburgers. There are no pictures of the cheeseburgers because I did not trust jwa with my plate so that I could go get the camera. Plus, it was so delicious I did not want to leave it. Sometimes, this is what happens when you have an awesome cheeseburger meal.

To accompany the cheeseburgers, I threw together some lemony and herby three bean salad. This recipe is based on one I found at Whole Foods Market.

Thee Bean Salad
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
1 big bunch of green beans, trimmed and steamed until tender
1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
Dressing
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp sugar
salt & pepper to taste
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

Mix all salad ingredients together.

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In a separate bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Toss over the salad beans. Adjust seasonings and oil-to-vinegar ratio to taste. Let it all meld in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before serving.

Next, start the grill…

grill

Friday’s post will involve a drink recipe. Woo!

3 comments to Quick and Easy Three Bean Salad

  • This looks so good, I want it for lunch now. Where’s my print button? I plan on adding this to my pregnancy repertoire which consists of frozen organic meals and cereal.

  • I made that salad yesterday to snack on all this week at work. It’s great! Next time I’m going to go all lemon juice and use my O lemon infused olive oil – I’m feeling lemony lately.

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    Christy: :)

    gc: Ohhh, that sounds good. Yeah, I really liked the lemoniness with the thyme and the beans…