Healthy recipe: Bean salad with vinaigrette

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Garbanzos, or chickpeas, add flavor and fiber to this healthy salad. To make vinaigrette, whisk together 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1/3 cup fresh parsley (chopped), 4 finely chopped garlic cloves and ground black pepper to taste. While whisking, slowly add 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil. Rinse and drain one 15-ounce can garbanzo beans and one 15-ounce can black beans. Then in a large bowl toss beans with a medium, diced red onion. Pour vinaigrette over the mixture and toss gently. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Serve on top of lettuce and garnish with chopped celery.

March 12, 2014 See more In-depth