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Green Bean, Chickpea and Tomato Salad

Serves 4 to 6

This bean salad, made with Italian ingredients, is a quick, easy, healthy and delicious side dish. It is a nice change of pace from the usual four bean salad. Serve it for a family meal, picnic or potluck event. The recipe can easily be doubled or made in any amount desired.


Place all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and toss well. Serve immediately or let stand up to one hour at room temperature. Alternately, the salad, without the tomatoes, can be refrigerated for 2 or 3 days. Bring to room temperature and add the tomatoes before serving.

Notes: I prefer to use no-salt-added or low-sodium canned beans and vegetables. The flavor is fresher, and you can always add salt to the salad as needed.