Jun 14, 2013

Italian Bean Salad

This nutrient-rich salad is a perfect accompaniment to any Italian dish. Traditionally made with green beans, garbanzo beans and kidney beans, you can use whatever beans you have on hand. I used adzuki beans in place of kidney beans. Total prep time: 15 minutes. Simple and delicioso!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups green beans, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1 can garbanzo, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can adzuki or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup raw hemp seeds
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp powdered garlic (or 2 cloves fresh, crushed)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried chopped basil (or 2 TBS fresh)
  • a few leaves of fresh basil for garnish

Directions:

  1. Steam the green beans until just barely tender.
  2. Rinse under COLD water.
  3. Toss all ingredients together.
  4. Serve!

Makes about 6 cups. Enjoy!

Healthy trails,

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