Lemon Basil Three Bean Salad

This heart healthy bean salad is packed with refreshingly light flavors of lemon and basil.



  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, as much as desired
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • One 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup cooked shelled edamame
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet white onion
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 5 large basil leaves, thinly sliced


  1. Whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.  Add the beans, edamame, onion, bell peppers and basil- toss to coat.  Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Source : recipegirl.com

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