Cannellini Bean Salad

This quick, easy recipe is a great healthy and delicious side salad or light meal.  High in fiber, it’s tasty chilled or at room temperature as well, which makes it a perfect dish to take along for lunch at work.  Serve it as a side salad with grilled chicken or fish or add some grilled chicken or meat to the salad for a healthy, filling lunch.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Makes 4 (1-cup) servings

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced red onion
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and diced
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:
Whisk together oil, vinegar, onion, and oregano in a large mixing bowl. Add cucumbers, beans, and bell pepper; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutritional information
Per (1-cup) serving:
180 calories
8 g fat (1 g sat)
22 g carbohydrate
7 g protein
5 g fiber
80 mg sodium

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2 thoughts on “Cannellini Bean Salad

  1. This looks quick and easy to prepare. This lenten season, this is a good thing to have especially on Fridays. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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