The Ultimate Mixed Bean Salad

  By Tammy  

June 10, 2016

  • Yields: 8 servings


8 oz (227 g) green beans, trimmed

8 oz (227 g) yellow beans, trimmed

1 cup (250 mL) shelled soy beans (edamame)

1 can (19 oz/540 mL) sodium reduced chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 stalks celery, thinly sliced

2 green onions, sliced

1 large red bell pepper, chopped

1/4 cup (60 mL) apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard

1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil

1/2 tsp (2 mL) fresh ground pepper

1/4 cup (60 mL) each chopped fresh basil and parsley or mint


1In a saucepan of boiling water, cook green and yellow beans and soy beans for 3 minutes, drain well and rinse under cold water to chill. Cut green and yellow beans into 2 inch (5 cm) pieces. Set bean mixture aside.

2Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine chickpeas, celery, green onions and red pepper. Add bean mixture to bowl.

3In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, oil and pepper. Pour over bean mixture and toss to coat. Add basil and parsley and toss again.


1If you prefer, use all green beans or all yellow beans.

2If shelled soy beans are not available use lima beans or 1 cup (250 mL) of your favourite sodium reduced canned bean, drained and rinsed.

Nutritional Information per serving (1 cup/250 mL)

1Calories 116,Protein 6 g, Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 16 g, Sugar 4 g, Fibre 5 g, Sodium 145 mg, Potassium 329 mg


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