Mediterranean Bean Salad

mediterranean-bean-salad.jpg

What do beans + olive oil + garlic + most plant foods have in common? Believe it or not, they’re all longevity-promoting foods! So what happens when you put them all together in a salad?

Try our Mediterranean Bean Salad and find out! (it’s not too far-fetched to say “magic in your mouth” though)!

RECIPE:

Ingredients

-       2 15-oz cans of beans, drained and rinsed (use black beans, cannellini beans, kidney beans or chickpeas/garbanzo beans)

-       1 english cucumber, chopped with skin on

-       1 bell pepper, diced

-       1 small red onion, diced

-       1 cup cherry tomato, halved

-       1 cup kalamata olives, roughly chopped

-       ¼ cup virgin olive oil (= longevity oil!)

-       ¼ cup red wine vinegar

-       2 whole cloves of garlic, minced

-       1 tsp dried oregano or 2 tsp fresh herb

-       salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

1. Combine beans, cucumber, pepper, onion, tomatoes, and olives in a large bowl.

2. In a small bowl or sealed jar with a lid, whisk or shake together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, and salt and pepper.

3. Toss salad with dressing and enjoy at room temperature or refrigerate unused portions.