Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Bean salad with balsamic vinaigrette –


For the vinaigrette

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

Ground black pepper, to taste

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 can (15 ounces) garbanzos, rinsed and drained

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained

1 medium red onion, diced

6 lettuce leaves

1/2 cup celery, finely chopped


To make the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, parsley, garlic and pepper. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the beans and onion. Pour the vinaigrette over the mixture and toss gently to mix well and coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate until served.

To serve, put 1 lettuce leaf on each plate. Divide the salad among the individual plates and garnish with chopped celery. Serve immediately.

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