4 Bean Salad

Margie Bruner - Glory Kitchenby: Margie Bruner, owner of Glory Kitchen
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It’s time to tidy up our eating habits after the holiday season, however, this does not mean we should stop enjoying our meals.  This 4 bean salad is full of good-for-you ingredients but it is so delicious and enjoyable you just can’t stop eating it.  It is filling, tasty and nutritious.  The 4 different bean varieties add color and flavor, the peppers and onion add crunch, the feta cheese and olives add a salty note and the jalapeño gives the dish a touch of spicy heat.  This recipe yields a large amount but it stores beautifully in the refrigerator so you can have it on hand and ready for quick spoonfuls when you have those afternoon hunger pangs.  Love, love, love this bean salad – it is a recipe I make often and enjoy it immensely every time.

4 Bean Salad

8 -12 servings

Ingredients

    for the vinaigrette dressing:
  • 2 teaspoons Cairo nut & spice mix
  • 2 tablespoons brine (vinegar liquid) from kalamata olives
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • for the bean salad:
  • Cairo nut & spice mix
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed
  • 1 red onion, small, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, medium sized, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, medium sized, chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeño, fresh, chopped
  • 3 oz kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1-2 oz green olives, chopped
  • 8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup parsley or cilantro, fresh & chopped
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing and set aside.
  2. After rinsing all the beans thoroughly, place all 4 varieties into a large mixing bowl. Add chopped red onion, all 3 chopped peppers, both chopped olives, chopped parsley (or cilantro), salt, 1 tablespoon Cairo nut & spice mix & crumbled feta cheese. Mix well and store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Can be made the day before.

Notes

This delicious recipe makes a large amount of bean salad and it stores well in the refrigerator so you can have it for several meals - or just grab a few spoonfuls when you need a quick and healthy bite for snacking. It can be served as a side to a sandwich but I love to serve a large amount tossed over fresh greens and enjoy it as a full meal.

Also try this recipe using any of the other Glory Kitchen nut & spice mixes.

4 Bean Salad - Glory Kitchen
4 Bean Salad - Glory Kitchen
4 Bean Salad - Glory Kitchen
4 Bean Salad - Glory Kitchen
4 Bean Salad - Glory Kitchen
4 Bean Salad - Glory Kitchen
4 Bean Salad - Glory Kitchen