Three-Bean Salad with Quinoa

Three-Bean Salad with Quinoa
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Whole Foods Market

Three-Bean Salad with Quinoa

Summer green beans are here! Perhaps other beans, too, so substitute any of the three beans with what you can get on sale or from your garden... or the neighbors'. Canned garbanzos, pintos, or black beans are fine, too, in this beautiful and delicious summer salad that works as a side dish or protein-filled vegetarian entrée. Quinoa is a light, whole grain with plenty of protein itself; once you try it, you'll invite it back to your table again and again.

8
Servings
164
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup uncooked quinoa
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces, cooked and rinsed in cold water
  • 1 1/2 Cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
  • 1/2 Cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • One 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 Cup prepared Italian dressing
  • 1 Teaspoon dried tarragon

Directions

Rinse the quinoa under cold running water and drain. Bring 1 ¾ cups water to a boil in a small pot. Stir the quinoa and pinch of salt into water. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until tender and liquid is absorbed, 15-20 minutes. Uncover and let cool.

Put the cooled quinoa, green beans, edamame, peppers, kidney beans, dressing, and tarragon into a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss well. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
4g
4%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
17µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
44mg
4%
Choline, total
40mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
163µg
41%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
77mg
24%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
182mg
26%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
37mg
2%
Water
73g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.