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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

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4
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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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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