Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Sweet Bean and Tomato Salad

4 WWPP Posted by 10 years ago 3 Comments

I came up with this idea this past summer after picking up some fresh green beans and cherry tomatoes at a local farm stand. The beans are a nice additional and you could make this as a meal or a side easily.

You can use fresh or canned green beans, whatever is easier. But nothing beats fresh! Just look at that great green color!Sweet Bean and Tomato Salad

  • 2-3 cups fresh green beans blanched or a 1 15 oz can
  • 1 can of kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2-3 rings of sweet onion (optional)
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced small or run through a garlic press
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ¼-½ packet of Stevia (or your favorite sweetener)
  • Salt & pepper

Add the green beans, tomatoes, and onion to a large Tupperware container (you will be shaking so you want a lid)

Using a garlic press, mince the garlic into a small bowl. Whisk in the vinegars, olive oil, Stevia, salt and pepper.

Pour dressing over the beans, top with lid and shake! Go ahead, no one’s watching, do the shake dance right there in your kitchen. OR have your toddler do the dirty work for you…

Sweet Bean and Tomato Salad prep 1Sweet Bean and Tomato Salad prep 2Sweet Bean and Tomato Salad prep 3

Eat immediately like we did or refrigerate for a bit serve!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 About 300g
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
168 3g 11g old: 3 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
5g 0g 32g 10g

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    January 5, 2008

    I love a little fresh corn or canned niblet corn in this type of salad...try it sometime!


    January 9, 2009

    Do you think this recipe would be just as good without the sweetner added?


    January 10, 2009

    Yup! - I make a vinaigrette like that all the time. It's yummy!