Tuscan Beans Salad
Healthy Vegan & Vegetarian Recipe

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  • 13 Minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • No Cooking
Tuscan Beans Salad


Recipe's Ingredients

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1 can low-sodium Chickpeas 15½ oz, drained and rinsed
2 cups Cherry Tomatoes rinsed and halved
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tablespoons fresh Oregano minced
1/8 teaspoon ground black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt-free Seasoning Blend
4 whole inner leaves Lettuce rinsed and dried
Variations
Instead of chickpeas, use Garbanzo Beans
Instead of fresh oregano, use 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
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Nutritional information for Tuscan Beans Salad

265
Calories
7g
Fat
0.8g
Saturated Fat
0mg
Cholesterol
31mg
Sodium
69.7g
Carbohydrate
20.6g
Fiber
13.9g
Sugar
21.6g
Protein

Tuscan Beans Salad is great for summer days, your health, or even a slimming diet. It is also a good option for a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.

Did you Know?

Beans can be included in burgers, cakes, drinks, pies, fudge, muffins, jewelry, furniture, toys, and musical instruments.

Ingredients

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Steps for Tuscan Beans Salad

1
Done
2 Minutes

Prepare the ingredients

Rinse the chickpeas, tomatoes, and lettuce. Halve the tomatoes, and mince oregano. Prepare a small and large bowel.

2
Done
8 Minutes

Combine

In a large salad bowl, combine beans and tomatoes. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, oregano, pepper, and salt-free seasoning blend. Using a wire whisk, beat the ingredients until they blend into one thick sauce at the point where the oil and vinegar no longer separate.

3
Done
1 Minute

Mix them all

Pour the dressing over the beans and tomatoes, and mix gently to coat.

4
Done
2 Minutes

Design the servings

Line four salad bowls with one romaine lettuce leaf each. Top each leaf with one-fourth of the bean mixture, and serve.

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Tuscan beans salad is great for your health, it has included tomatoes, oregano, and lettuce, making it one of the best choices for weight-loss programs or light meals during summer days.


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About Tuscan beans with tomatoes and oregano

This humble side dish relies on top-notch ingredients, so use good-quality canned beans (or better yet, start with dried and cook your own), ripe tomatoes, fruity olive oil, and fresh herbs. Basil, parsley, or sage can be substituted for the oregano.

Beans and tomato sauce simmer together to create a lovely addition to your meal. This can be served as a side dish to complement barbecue, sausages, or cheese. This can also be used as the main course for meatless Monday. This dish is ready to serve immediately, but even more delicious the next day after the flavors are allowed to meld.

 

 

Health Benefits

Beans are seeds from the Fabaceae family, commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family. They are an affordable source of protein, fiber, iron, and vitamins that offer many health benefits.

Beans contain amino acids, which are the protein building blocks that the body uses to heal and to make new tissues, such as bone, muscle, hair, skin, and blood. Protein is an essential nutrient.

Beans contain amino acids, which are the protein building blocks that the body uses to heal and to make new tissues, such as bone, muscle, hair, skin, and blood. Protein is an essential nutrient.

Oregano is considered a staple herb in many cuisines around the world. It has a strong flavor and brings warmth to dishes, along with a hint of subtle sweetness.

Oregano is an herb that boasts some pretty potent benefits when it comes to your health. It is high in antioxidants and may help fight off bacteria and viruses, potentially reduce the growth of cancer cells and help alleviate inflammation.

However, current research is limited to test-tube and animal studies. Further research is needed to determine its potential effects on humans. Luckily, oregano is versatile, easy to add to your diet, and can be incorporated into a wide variety of recipes in either fresh, dried or oil form.

Tomatoes are juicy and sweet, full of antioxidants, and may help fight several diseases. They are especially high in lycopene, a plant compound linked to improved heart health, cancer prevention, and protection against sunburns.

Tomatoes can be a valuable part of a healthy diet.

 

 

Can I freeze or refrigerate it?

When you store beans in the refrigerator, they will only last 2-4 days or so before they start to lose the consistency — you will only make the mistake ONCE of storing them too long in the fridge before eating them, due to the fact these veggies lose aroma day by day.

To store in the freezer, be sure to break them up into batches that make sense (1, 2, or 3 cup batches, depending on the number of people in your household), for 1-2 months. Defrost in the refrigerator (takes about 24 hours). I use sealer bags for freezer storage.

Regardless, always STORE your cooked beans in the water in which were cooked, for the reasons mentioned above (keeps the beans moist, nutrition, and yum-factor).

 

 

Notes and Tips

  • One step in this recipe I’m asking you to do (and not skip) is to soak the beans 8 hours before you cook it.(if you want to prepare them by yourself)
  • The reason I explicitly list this in the cooking directions is that we’re adding tomatoes and salt to the pot at the beginning (to help season the beans as they cook). Both of these ingredients can harden the beans and make the cooking time much longer. That’s why soaking first is important.
  • However, if you do find yourself in a pinch and don’t have time to soak your beans, you can wait to add the crushed tomatoes until the very end. I would go ahead and add salt, though.
  • You can use pretty much any bean with this recipe, such as cranberry beans, kidney beans, or pinto beans.

 

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Hello there, I’m Susan Anne Dale | Mother, Wife, Cook, Entrepreneur. I do not remember exactly when I started to cook, but now I cannot imagine life without the magic of this wonderful art. I hope you will enjoy my recipes written in a modern cooking style.

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