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Red Kidney Bean Salad


Red Kidney Bean Salad

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


  1. Gently whisk olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and basil together. 

  2. Add in the the beans and red onion. 

  3. Toss to combine. 

I love this with our Sauteed Chard and a little side of gluten free pita. Quick and delicious!