Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hi-Protein Bean & Tomato Salad

I just made this salad..I call it something from nothing which I often find myself faced with. I make up recipes from the ingredients I already have in the house. It can be hit or miss, but mostly, a hit with my family! :)
Beans are an excellent source of protein and an alternative to Meat. When beans are combined with Starchy Carbs, this makes a complete protein. This is why Beans and Rice are a great compliment for each other. This salad has tomatoes and no rice, so it should be a side dish and not a meal.
You may use your favorite beans and sub for the ones I list.
1 Can each Garbanzo Beans and Kidney Beans Rinsed
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup mixed fresh herbs chopped together (Rosemary, Lemon Thyme, Parsley, Basil and Oregano are in my garden)
3 TBS each Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar (To taste)
Salt & Pepper to taste
After rinsing the beans combine with tomatoes in a large bowl
Add the chopped herbs and Oil & Vinegar, Salt & Pepper and.....

1 comment:

  1. Awesome!! Can't wait to try your recipes!