The first is the hearty, Four Bean Salad.
15 oz. can black beans
15 oz. can red kidney beans
15 oz. can great northern beans
15 oz. can black eyed peas
1 c. cherry tomatoes
3/4 medium cucumber
1/4 medium red onion
1 pckg. good seasonings, italian dressing mix
large bowl for salad
Preparation: Drain and rinse beans. Quarter each cherry tomato. Slice cucumber. Dice red onion into teeny tiny pieces. Prepare dressing according to package instructions.* Combine all ingredients in large bowl.
I really hope you'll try this salad. It's a salad you can really sink your teeth into and who doesn't love that! Check back soon for the second of my Summer Salads.
*To cut a few calories, I substitute 1/4 c. oil and 1/4 c. water for the 1/2 c. oil the package directions call for. It tastes just as good and you save yourself nearly 500 calories! 127 cal./serv. is based off of the prepared dish made with this substitution.