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Cold Bean Salad

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Ingredients
For dressing
  Apple juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Balsamic vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped fresh basil 2 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper To Taste
For salad
  Green beans 2 Cup (32 tbs), cut into 2 inch pieces
  Yellow wax beans 2 Cup (32 tbs), cut into 2 inch pieces
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned chickpeas 1 Cup (16 tbs), drained, rinsed
  Canned kidney beans 1 Cup (16 tbs), rinsed and drained
  Finely chopped onions 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped italian parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Fresh)
Directions

To make the dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together the apple juice, vinegar, lemon juice, basil, mustard, oil, and garlic.
Season with the salt and pepper.
To make the salad: Place the green beans, wax beans, and water in a large microwave-safe bowl.
Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on high power for a total of 7 minutes, or until crisp-tender; stop and stir after 4 minutes.
Plunge the beans into a bowl of cold water, drain, and lightly pat dry.
Return the beans to the bowl.
Add the chickpeas, kidney beans, onions, and parsley.
Toss to combine.
Add the dressing and toss to combine.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Salad
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
135 Minutes

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