Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cannellini Bean Salad

So I am home feeling ill today and I wanted to make something nutritious for lunch. Surprisingly I loved a new salad I found today and it was really easy to make. I made one of the South Beach Diet recipes.
Here it is:
Cannellini Bean Salad
Prep time: 10 minutes

4 Servings

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced red onion
3⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano
2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and diced
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Whisk together oil, vinegar, onion, and oregano in a large mixing bowl. Add cucumbers, beans, and bell pepper; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Nutritional Information:
180 calories
8 g fat
1 g saturated fat
7 g protein
22 g carbohydrate
5 g dietary fiber
80 mg sodium

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