Beans are a wonderful ‘slow carb.’ Their high fiber content and essential proteins are the perfect complement to up the nutrition in any meal. The red color is a signal that these are high in antioxidants and perfect for the summer season - nourishing the heart and kidneys according to classic chinese dietary theory.
1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
(you can cook from scratch if you are feeling industrious!)
½ small red onion, diced
2 T chopped basil
Salt and pepper to taste
3 T Extra virgin olive oil
1 T Red wine vinegar
**Makes 3-4 servings
Gently whisk olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and basil together.
Add in the the beans and red onion.
Toss to combine.
I love this with our Sauteed Chard and a little side of gluten free pita. Quick and delicious!