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Mixed Grain and Bean Salad

posted Apr 20, 2017, 12:51 PM by Sunamita Da Silva   [ updated Aug 31, 2017, 11:18 AM by Tracy Ducker ]

Mixed Grain and Bean Salad
Vegetarian, Trans Fat Free, Low Fat, Low Saturated Fat
May Contain Soy, Wheat, Eggs
Yield: ~9 servings (2/3 cup)

Ingredients

2 ½ cups assorted cooked grains (any combination of cooked quinoa, rice, barley, couscous, etc.)
2 ½ cups assorted beans, drained and rinsed (any combination of white beans, black beans, chickpeas, pinto beans, kidney beans, etc.)

1 ½ cups assorted vegetables (any combination of tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, squash, etc.)

¼ teaspoon salt

Dash of black pepper

1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil blend

4 ½  teaspoons chopped fresh herbs of choice

Instructions
1. In a large bowl, combine cooked grains, beans and vegetables.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together salt, pepper, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil to make a dressing.
3. Drizzle dressing over grains, beans, and vegetables.  Toss gently to fully incorporate.

4. Garnish with fresh herbs.

Nutrition per serving (~ 1 cup)
130 calories, 2g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 23g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 2g sugar, 5g protein, 2% DV of Vitamin A, 15% DV of Vitamin C, 6% DV of calcium, 10% DV of iron

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