Mediterranean Summer Bean Salad

Posted by Olivia on Monday, April 4th, 2011

Mediterranean Summer Bean Salad

You don’t always associate soybeans (or edamame, if you’re having sushi) with Mediterranean foods; but just as with other beans, they taste great with ingredients of that cuisine! Soybeans are rich in protein and fiber—like other legumes—but they possess a unique sweet flavor and gentle bite. They are a delight to eat!

Soybeans go Mediterranean with this uuber-easy seasonal salad that doubles as a vegetarian entrée. No whisking necessary, because the vinaigrette is straight out of the bottle! Our Italian Herb Oil is complete as it, with balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and an abundance of Italian-infused spices.

We served our salad alongside pita bread, but you can really enjoy it however you like: over a bed of greens, tossed with cooked brown rice, or just as it is. And, oh yes—the leftovers taste even better the next day.

Made with these products from The Olive Press:

  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup cooked soybeans (edamame)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Italian Herb Oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Serve immediately or chill at least 2 hours for flavors to combine.

Notes: Makes 4 side salads or 2 large salads.
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