This all-vegetable salad is a refreshing and colorful mixture of bell peppers and beans in balsamic vinaigrette. It packs in the antioxidants (vitamins A and C) for your heart, eyes, skin and overall good health.
Makes 10 cups (15 servings, 2/3 cup per serving)
2 1/2 cups shelled edamame, thawed and lightly steamed 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 1 each very large green, orange, yellow and red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 1/3 cups red onion, diced 2/3 cup Italian flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 4 tablespoons olive oil 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1. In a large bowl, combine edamame, cannellini beans, bell peppers and red onion.
2. Stir in Italian parsley.
3. Whisk olive oil, vinegar and salt together in a small bowl; lightly stir into salad mixture.
4. Cover and refrigerate several hours before serving to allow flavors to blend.
Kim Galeaz is an Indianapolis-based Registered Dietitian and owner of Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications. As a freelance culinary-nutrition consultant, she has worked with many companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, The Kroger Company and Weider Publications, to help position and promote smart and healthy food, beverage and lifestyle choices.
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