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Kidney Bean Salad with Mediterranean Dressing
The dressing used in this salad is very versatile and can be used on many different vegetables.
Kidney Bean Salad with Mediterranean Dressing Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 ear of raw corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 15oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 TBS fresh parsley or cilantro, minced
  • Mediterranean Dressing
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped or pressed
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients and toss with 1/2 cup Mediterranean Dressing.
Mediterranean Dressing
  1. Press garlic and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, sea salt, and pepper.
  3. Slowly pour the extra virgin olive oil into the mixture while whisking constantly. The more slowly you pour and the faster you whisk, the thicker and creamier the dressing will be.

    The dressing will store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. It will solidify so you will need to bring it back to room temperature before using.

  • Salad: Serves 2
  • Dressing: Yields about 1-1/3 cup

To add additional flavor and nutrition the dressing, you can add any of the following: minced basil or cilantro, minced onion, curry powder, honey, finely diced avocado or red bell pepper (if using avocado or bell pepper, use dressing immediately).

Alternative: Dressing ingredients can be added directly to vegetables or salads without whisking.

Nutritional Profile

Kidney Bean Salad
1.00 serving
(437.91 grams)
Calories: 556






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Kidney Bean Salad
1.00 serving
437.91 grams
Calories: 556

World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
molybdenum226.86 mcg50416.3excellent
vitamin K83.13 mcg923.0excellent
fiber22.51 g802.6excellent
copper0.55 mg612.0very good
phosphorus374.45 mg531.7very good
folate209.03 mcg521.7very good
manganese1.00 mg431.4good
vitamin B10.51 mg431.4good
protein19.10 g381.2good
vitamin C27.66 mg371.2good
magnesium124.42 mg301.0good
vitamin B20.33 mg250.8good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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