Mediterranean Bean Salad is a fresh and healthy side dish, made with three types of beans, a delicious vinaigrette, tons of vegetables and fresh herbs. It's perfect for potlucks and as a side dish during grilling season. Enjoy it on its own for a vegetarian meal!
3tablespoonsfreshly squeezed lemon juiceabout 1 large lemon
3tablespoonsred wine vinegar
1/2teaspoonsea saltplus more to taste
freshly ground black pepperto taste
For the salad
119oz cancannellini beans, drained and rinsedwhite kidney beans
119oz cankidney beans, drained and rinsed
115oz canchickpeas, drained and rinsed
halfan English cucumber, quartered and sliced
1pintcherry tomatoes, sliced
1bell pepper, dicedred, orange or yellow
1/2cupkalamata olives, sliced
1/2cupchopped fresh parsley
1/2cupsmall-dice red onion
2tablespoonsroughly chopped fresh basil
3/4cupcrumbled feta cheese113 g
In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing.
In a large bowl, gently mix together the beans, cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, olives, parsley, red onion and basil.
Pour the dressing onto the salad and toss until everything is evenly coated. Fold in the crumbled feta. For best flavour, cover the salad and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator and eat within 4 days.