White Bean Salad

Heartier bean salads are another great way to get more vegetables into your diet during the winter months when ingredient choices are more limited. This simple white bean salad takes only a couple of minutes to make and is quite flavorful.

Serves 4-6 as a side dish

2 16-oz cans white beans (I used Cannelloni), drained and rinsed
1 cup slivered basil or chopped parsley
1 cup sliced green olives
8 oz. roasted red peppers, diced
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced in1/2 inch pieces
Optional: a cup of your favorite greens to serve the salad on, which makes it more of a meal

For the dressing:
½ cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 oz. apple cider vinegar
Lemon zest and juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper

Whisk the dressing ingredients together and toss with everything in a bowl. Let sit for at least ten minutes to allow the flavors to mingle.

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