Green and White Bean Salad

Green and White Bean Salad

Kids Advisory Board member Aleeza describes this salad as a “crunchy, velvety bean salad,” and we agree. With its tender beans and tangy dressing, this is the perfect side dish for your picnic! Or, stir in a drained can of tuna and make it a main dish.
 

Zayan tries a forkful of salad.
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Hands-on time:
30 minutes
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Total time:
30 minutes
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Makes
4
Servings

Kitchen Gear

Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Can opener
Colander or strainer
Medium-sized bowl
Measuring cup
Large spoon

Ingredients

2 cups fresh green beans, the stem ends trimmed off, chopped into 1-inch pieces
1 15 oz can, white beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
1⁄3 cup Creamy Vinaigrette

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in the bowl and mix gently. Taste a bean. Does the salad need more dressing or a pinch of salt? If so, add it and taste again.
  2. Serve right away, or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.

GET CREATIVE
Try adding any or all of the following:
1/4 cup chopped black olives
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil leaves
2 scallions, greens and whites, chopped