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Summer Bean Salad
with creamy balsamic vinaigrette

Active: 20 min Total: 30 min

This salad pulls together a melange of colorful and healthy ingredients for a hearty but light meal. Covered in a creamy balsamic vinaigrette, you'll have a simple, flavorful salad.
Smarts: Use older eggs for easier to peel hard-boiled eggs.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Rainbow Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • Eggs - 4, hard-boiled
  • Cherry tomatoes - 1 pint, halved
  • English cucumber - 1, sliced or chopped ((Or sub 3 Persian or 1 regular))
  • Shallots - 1 bulb, thinly sliced
  • Kidney beans (14oz / 397g can) - 1 can, rinsed and drained
  • Balsamic vinegar - 3 Tbsp
  • Sour cream - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1/4 cup
  • Salt and pepper - to taste
  • Sliced almonds - 1/4 cup
  • Baby spinach - 6 oz

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Eggs - Place week-old eggs into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Sprinkle in some salt. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat. Let stand for 11 to 12 minutes. Rinse in cold water and peel when cool enough to touch. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Tomatoes / Cucumbers / Shallots - Prep as directed.
  3. Kidney beans - Rinse and drain.
  4. Eggs - Chop.
  5. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together balsamic vinegar, sour cream, maple syrup, and oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Toss eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, shallots, kidney beans, almonds, and baby spinach with vinaigrette together.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (43)
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Gluten-free (0)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (2)

18 reviews

I'll come back and try the full meal someday, but used the dressing for a basic green, kidney, garbanzo bean salad. Added sliced almonds and with the dressing, it was very well received- my toddler loved it :)

By: Shawn
Posted: Jun 23, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great dressing. SUPER easy to throw together, especially if you keep hard-boiled eggs on hand.

By: Alyson
Posted: Sep 09, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Wow! Great dressing, tons of flavor!

By: Carol
Posted: Apr 15, 2015
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Absolutely delicious!

By: Mary Ann
Posted: Nov 06, 2014
Diet: Original
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This is my second favorite dish we've made, and my fiance added it to our next menu also. :)

By: michael
Posted: Sep 18, 2014
Diet: Original
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The flavours were fantastic, but the eggs needed more boiling time.

By: Rosemary
Posted: Sep 16, 2014
Diet: Original
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