Recipe: Zesty Bean Salad

cleveland zesty bean dish

Cleveland Clinic
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A diet loaded with plant-based foods, such as this tasty dish, can help you feel fuller for longer and stay at a healthy weight.

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, including beans, is linked with a lower risk of lung, oral, esophageal, stomach and colon cancer. It’s unclear yet which components protect the most against cancer, so enjoy a variety of whole foods naturally rich in nutrients.

Eating a diet loaded with these plant-based foods, such as this tasty dish, can help you stay at a healthy weight. Fill at least two-thirds of your plate with vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans.

Ingredients

1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed (or your favorite beans)
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup fresh or frozen edamame
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or your favorite flavor-infused oil – try garlic or ginger!)
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
½ cup chopped shallots or red onion
1 tablespoon fresh chopped garlic (or more to taste)
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated cucumbers
1 cup thinly sliced bell peppers (choose a variety of colors)
Handful of chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. The longer it sits, the better it will taste!
  2. Serve as-is or over field greens.

Nutritional information per serving

Makes 8 servings

Calories 206
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 0.8g
Fiber 7g
Sugar 5.6g
Protein 10g
Sodium 154.8mg
Calcium 68mg
Magnesium 61.3m
Potassium 519mg

Recipe: Zesty Bean Salad

cleveland zesty bean dish

Cleveland Clinic
@ClevelandClinic

A diet loaded with plant-based foods, such as this tasty dish, can help you feel fuller for longer and stay at a healthy weight.

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, including beans, is linked with a lower risk of lung, oral, esophageal, stomach and colon cancer. It’s unclear yet which components protect the most against cancer, so enjoy a variety of whole foods naturally rich in nutrients.

Eating a diet loaded with these plant-based foods, such as this tasty dish, can help you stay at a healthy weight. Fill at least two-thirds of your plate with vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans.

Ingredients

1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed (or your favorite beans)
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup fresh or frozen edamame
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or your favorite flavor-infused oil – try garlic or ginger!)
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
½ cup chopped shallots or red onion
1 tablespoon fresh chopped garlic (or more to taste)
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated cucumbers
1 cup thinly sliced bell peppers (choose a variety of colors)
Handful of chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. The longer it sits, the better it will taste!
  2. Serve as-is or over field greens.

Nutritional information per serving

Makes 8 servings

Calories 206
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 0.8g
Fiber 7g
Sugar 5.6g
Protein 10g
Sodium 154.8mg
Calcium 68mg
Magnesium 61.3m
Potassium 519mg

Recipe: Zesty Bean Salad

cleveland zesty bean dish

Cleveland Clinic
@ClevelandClinic

A diet loaded with plant-based foods, such as this tasty dish, can help you feel fuller for longer and stay at a healthy weight.

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, including beans, is linked with a lower risk of lung, oral, esophageal, stomach and colon cancer. It’s unclear yet which components protect the most against cancer, so enjoy a variety of whole foods naturally rich in nutrients.

Eating a diet loaded with these plant-based foods, such as this tasty dish, can help you stay at a healthy weight. Fill at least two-thirds of your plate with vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans.

Ingredients

1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed (or your favorite beans)
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup fresh or frozen edamame
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or your favorite flavor-infused oil – try garlic or ginger!)
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
½ cup chopped shallots or red onion
1 tablespoon fresh chopped garlic (or more to taste)
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated cucumbers
1 cup thinly sliced bell peppers (choose a variety of colors)
Handful of chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. The longer it sits, the better it will taste!
  2. Serve as-is or over field greens.

Nutritional information per serving

Makes 8 servings

Calories 206
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 0.8g
Fiber 7g
Sugar 5.6g
Protein 10g
Sodium 154.8mg
Calcium 68mg
Magnesium 61.3m
Potassium 519mg

Recipe: Broccoli, Bean and Leek Soup

This recipe makes for a delicious, filling soup. Leeks are in the same family as onions, but have a mild flavor that complements the other ingredients without overpowering them.

This recipe can be made without oil by slowly cooking onions and garlic in a covered pot until the onions are translucent. Also, you can substitute frozen broccoli if fresh is unavailable. Additionally, cannellini beans can be easily substituted with navy, great northern or even garbanzo beans.

Ingredients

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cup sweet onion, diced small
2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
1 cup leeks, white part only, medium dice (about 1 leek)
5 cups vegetable stock
1½ cups cannellini beans, or one 16-ounce can of cannellini beans, rinsed
1 lb broccoli florets
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. In a four-quart, pot sauté the onions on medium heat in olive oil until transparent.
  2. Add garlic and cook without browning while stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the diced leeks and sauté 2 minutes.
  4. Add the vegetable stock, increase heat and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the cannellini beans and broccoli florets or two 10-ounce packages of frozen broccoli florets and simmer on medium heat until broccoli is lightly cooked but still crunchy.
  6. Add salt and pepper, turn off the heat and blend with an immersion blender until completely pureed.

Nutrition information per serving

Makes 10 1-cup servings
Calories 80
Sodium 360 mg
Sugars 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Saturated fat 0 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrates 13 g

Aug 5

Recipe: Broccoli, Bean and Leek Soup

This recipe makes for a delicious, filling soup. Leeks are in the same family as onions, but have a mild flavor that complements the other ingredients without overpowering them.

This recipe can be made without oil by slowly cooking onions and garlic in a covered pot until the onions are translucent. Also, you can substitute frozen broccoli if fresh is unavailable. Additionally, cannellini beans can be easily substituted with navy, great northern or even garbanzo beans.

Ingredients

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cup sweet onion, diced small
2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
1 cup leeks, white part only, medium dice (about 1 leek)
5 cups vegetable stock
1½ cups cannellini beans, or one 16-ounce can of cannellini beans, rinsed
1 lb broccoli florets
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. In a four-quart, pot sauté the onions on medium heat in olive oil until transparent.
  2. Add garlic and cook without browning while stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the diced leeks and sauté 2 minutes.
  4. Add the vegetable stock, increase heat and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the cannellini beans and broccoli florets or two 10-ounce packages of frozen broccoli florets and simmer on medium heat until broccoli is lightly cooked but still crunchy.
  6. Add salt and pepper, turn off the heat and blend with an immersion blender until completely pureed.

Nutrition information per serving

Makes 10 1-cup servings
Calories 80
Sodium 360 mg
Sugars 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Saturated fat 0 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrates 13 g

Aug 5

Recipe: Broccoli, Bean and Leek Soup

This recipe makes for a delicious, filling soup. Leeks are in the same family as onions, but have a mild flavor that complements the other ingredients without overpowering them.

This recipe can be made without oil by slowly cooking onions and garlic in a covered pot until the onions are translucent. Also, you can substitute frozen broccoli if fresh is unavailable. Additionally, cannellini beans can be easily substituted with navy, great northern or even garbanzo beans.

Ingredients

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cup sweet onion, diced small
2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
1 cup leeks, white part only, medium dice (about 1 leek)
5 cups vegetable stock
1½ cups cannellini beans, or one 16-ounce can of cannellini beans, rinsed
1 lb broccoli florets
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. In a four-quart, pot sauté the onions on medium heat in olive oil until transparent.
  2. Add garlic and cook without browning while stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the diced leeks and sauté 2 minutes.
  4. Add the vegetable stock, increase heat and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the cannellini beans and broccoli florets or two 10-ounce packages of frozen broccoli florets and simmer on medium heat until broccoli is lightly cooked but still crunchy.
  6. Add salt and pepper, turn off the heat and blend with an immersion blender until completely pureed.

Nutrition information per serving

Makes 10 1-cup servings
Calories 80
Sodium 360 mg
Sugars 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Saturated fat 0 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrates 13 g

Aug 5