Makes about 4 cups
1 15 oz can red beans (or any other kind you may like)
1 small onion, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
2 cloves garlic sliced
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Red pepper flakes to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes
so the flavors can mesh! Serve and enjoy.
Oftentimes, side dishes with “salad” in the name are full of mayonnaise and other fattening ingredients. This bean salad offers flavor, a little bit of kick thanks to vinegar and red pepper flakes, and zero heaviness. Beans are high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc. Eating beans
regularly may decrease the risk of diabetes, heart disease and colorectal cancer. Plus, beans are budget-conscious, and this salad is no-fuss and filling!