From the Editors of Live Right Live Well
Edamame, also known as green sweet soybeans, lends an Asian flair to traditional four-bean salad, made with in-season fresh green beans and canned garbanzo and kidney beans. All four beans are tossed with red onion and an Asian-flavored sweet-and-sour dressing made with rice wine vinegar, a little Chinese hot mustard and heart-healthy canola oil. This vibrantly colored and nutrient-rich salad is perfect for picnics, potlucks and tailgating. Look for jars of Chinese hot mustard in the Asian or ethnic foods aisle. Makes about 12 servings (3/4 cup each)
Ingredients3 1/2 cups fresh green beans (cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces)2 cups frozen shelled edamame, thawed (or fresh, ready-to-eat edamame)1 15- to 16-ounce can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained1 15- to 16-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained3/4 cup chopped red onion2/3 cup rice vinegar1/3 cup canola oil1/2 teaspoon Chinese hot mustard2/3 cup granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Directions1. In a covered glass dish, microwave cut green beans on high until crisp-tender (roughly 2 to 3 minutes).
2. Microwave edamame in a separate glass dish for about 1 to 2 minutes.
3. In a large bowl, combine green beans, edamame, kidney beans, garbanzo beans and red onions. Toss lightly.
4. In a separate small bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, canola oil, Chinese mustard, sugar, salt and pepper until thoroughly blended.
5. Pour dressing over bean-onion mixture and stir lightly to coat all ingredients.
6. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate in tightly covered container. Always stir lightly before serving.
Nutrition information (per serving)190 calories7 g protein25 g carbohydrates7.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated)0 mg cholesterol250 mg sodium317 mg potassium44 mg calcium1.8 mg iron228 IU vitamin A8 mg vitamin C5 g fiber
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