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Not Your Mama’s Three-Bean Salad

Total Time
9 min
Prep
9 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This dish takes on a new profile with fresh slivers of basil, tangy lemon juice, and green soybeans(edamame) for their sweet flavor and bright color.
Ingredients

lemon zest

1 tsp, grated

fresh lemon juice

1½ Tbsp

olive oil

1 Tbsp, extra-virgin

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground

canned black beans

15 oz, rinsed and drained

canned white beans

15 oz, rinsed and drained

edamame (shelled)

cup(s), cooked

uncooked vidalia onion(s)

medium, finely diced

sweet red pepper(s)

medium, finely diced

basil

5 leaf/leaves, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, salt, and ground pepper in a medium bowl. Add the black beans, white beans, soybeans, onion, bell pepper, and basil; toss to coat evenly. Serve at once, or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Yields 3/4 cup per serving.
Notes
And unlike the original three-bean salad, the beans won’t turn drab olive green during storage; the salad will keep up to two days in the refrigerator.

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