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Bean Salad Ciao

Makes 6 serving(s)

WHAT'S IN IT?

3 (15.5 ounce) cans beans, 3 different colors (such as black, white cannellini and red kidney beans)
1 medium tomato
2 green onions (scallions), green and white parts
1 -2 large handfuls fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/4 cup vinaigrette or Italian salad dressing

STUFF YOU NEED

Can opener
Mesh strainer
Medium-size serving bowl
Cutting board
Cutting knife
Dry measuring cup
Liquid measuring cup
Large serving spoon

HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER

  1. Crank open the cans of beans with a can opener.
  2. One can at a time, over the sink, pour the beans into a mesh strainer. Rinse the beans with cold water. Drain.
  3. Dribble all the beans into a medium-size serving bowl.
  4. On a cutting board, chop a tomato into pieces the size of miniature dice. Throw the tomato "dice" over the beans.
  5. Lay the green onions onto a cutting board. Chop them with a cutting knife. Scatter the onions into the serving bowl.
  6. Place the parsley leaves onto the cutting board. Chop and chop and chop them. You'll want about 1/4 cut of finely chopped parsley leaves in all. Sprinkle them into the serving bowl.
  7. Measure the dressing in a liquid measuring cup. Drizzle it over all the bean salad ingredients in the serving bowl.
  8. Dig a large serving spoon into the ciao. Stir it well just before serving. Then, chow down on this ciao!

WHY IT'S GOOD FOR YOU

Per serving:
210 Calories, 5 g Total Fat, 0.5 g Saturated Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 480 mg Sodium, 34 g Total Carbohydrates, 11 g Dietary Fiber, 3 g Sugars, 10 g Protein, 6% Vitamin A, 15% Vitamin C, 8% Calcium, 20% Iron