Monday, April 26, 2010

Chopped Vegetable and Bean Salad

In my opinion a perfect, fresh spring or summer salad. 
You can either eat this as a main dish salad or as a side dish.



Whisk together,
3 Tbs. red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 Tbs. olive oil

1 large head romaine, chopped
1/2 cup peeled and diced cucumber
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1/4 cup diced yellow pepper
1/4 cup peeled and diced carrots
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup diced black olives
3/4 tsp chopped fresh oregano
2 tsp chopped fresh basil
3/4 cup diced tomato
3/4 cup (cooked ~ not dried) white beans
1/2 cup cooked garbanzo beans

In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients.

Add salad dressing and toss lightly.

*** When I make it, I don't really measure out the salad ingredients. I usually use 1 can of navy beans and 1 can of garbanzo beans instead of the 3/4 cup and 1/2 cup the recipe says.  I also used grape tomatoes and either cut them in half or leave them whole.


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jeana said...

This looks fantastic! Can't wait to make it, thanks!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love a chopped salad! I love it so much I actually bought these 4 blade scissors to chop it...that I've only used once. Oops :)

Question: HOW am I going to make up 10 points on our AI League?!?

MarytheKay said...

I'm here from DIY Day... WOW, your salad looks delicious!!!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

this looks so tasty! i love finding healthy recipes that look tempting... it makes it a whole lot easier to eat my veggies! thanks for sharing the goodness with us!

Lori said...

This looks delicious. I'm going to bookmark it in my recipe favorites. Thanks!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

This sounds so fantastic and delish! wowzas :)

the treat girl said...

Those are THE.PRETTIEST pictures of a salad I have EVER seen!!!!!! Looks terrific!

Jennifer said...

YUM! :)

Joyeful said...

Mmmm....I just might have to make this!!! And it's healthy, too : )

BCR8iv said...

This not only is good for you, but oh so pretty!