Zippy Northern Beans Salad

Zippy Northern Bean Salad is really tomato salad with a can of Great Northern Beans tossed in the bowl.  It takes no time at all to pull this simple low fat vegetarian salad together.  I haven't tried it yet, but I'll bet if I cooked up some brown rice or quinoa and tossed it into the mix?  It would make a fantastic light lunch for anybody.

OH OH OH!  What if there was some hot, crunchy fried okra around ?  Now THAT would be some awesome fixins for lunch.  Or dinner.  I'm not prejudice.

HERE'S ALL IT TAKES

enough for 2

  • 1 medium fresh ripe tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup white beans (Great Northern, navy or cannellini)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 pinches fresh ground pepper
  • pinch of salt

Toss everything together in a small bowl.  Allow to stand for 15-20 minutes to let all the flavors marry up. Tastes even better the next day.

WATCH THIS!  Zippy Northern Beans Salad Video