White Bean Salad

Makes 8 servings as a side or starter dish

This vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free salad is quick to throw together, healthy, and full of flavor. It’s a perfect party salad!

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup packed basil leaves, chopped

2 (15 ounce) cans white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 of one large cucumber, sliced and then quartered

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered, depending on their size

1/2 of one large avocado, cut in half length-wise and then sliced

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic. Set aside. In a medium bowl, gently mix together the beans, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, and basil. Drizzle the dressing on top and gently mix again to coat the salad. Enjoy!

 

Reference: http://happyhealthymama.com

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