3 Bean Salad

3-Bean Mushroom Pot Pie


PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES | STAND TIME: 10 MINUTES

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES | STAND TIME: 10 MINUTES


Courtesy of Big Bear’s Wife

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

  • 16 ounces whole mushrooms, quartered

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) READ 3 Bean Salad, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels

  • 1/2 cup whole or 2% milk

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon course ground pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • 6 large refrigerated biscuits (unbaked)

  • Fresh or dried parsley for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Makes 8 servings.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In Dutch oven or large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add mushrooms; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Slowly add flour; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes until flour mixture is combined with mushrooms. Whisk in vegetable broth until flour is mixed in and no lumps remain.

  3. Increase heat; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in bean salad, peas and corn. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.

  4. Remove from heat; stir in milk, Parmesan cheese, sour cream, pepper and seasoned salt until cheese melts.

  5. Pour mixture into 2-quart casserole dish or 9 x 13-inch casserole dish sprayed with nonstick spray or lightly greased. Cut each biscuit dough round into 4 triangles. Top casserole with biscuit triangles.

  6. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until tops of biscuits are golden brown and vegetable mixture is bubbling. Allow to cool 15 minutes before serving. The filling will thicken as it cools. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.


Note: Recipe may be cut in half if fewer servings are desired.


NUTRITION INFORMATION

Nutrition information per serving (1/8 of recipe): 445 calories; 12g protein; 48g carbohydrate; 24g fat; 950mg sodium; 50mg cholesterol; 5g dietary fiber; 2.71mg iron; 0.19mg thiamin; 934.9IU vitamin A; 8.26mg vitamin C.

3-Bean Tortellini Minestrone


PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES


Courtesy of Joy of Eating

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can (15 ounces) READ 3-Bean Salad

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced

  • 3 peeled garlic cloves, minced

  • Salt

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 small carrots, trimmed, peeled and diced

  • 2 celery stalk, trimmed and diced

  • 1 medium zucchini, diced

  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 Parmesan rind (optional)

  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

  • 9 to 10 ounces refrigerated cheese tortellini

  • 2 cups baby spinach

  • Jarred pesto, for serving (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Makes 6 servings (approx. 2 cups each).

  1. Drain and rinse bean salad; set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add onions and garlic with a pinch of salt and saute until translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in dried herbs and black pepper. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add carrots, celery and zucchini with another pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Stir in canned tomatoes. Add Parmesan rind, if using. Cook on medium heat about 10 minutes, until most of the tomato juice has evaporated. Pour in vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Add tortellini; cook 2 minutes or just until tender. Stir in bean salad and spinach. Cook 2 to 3 minutes to heat through.

  4. Season with additional salt and black pepper, as desired. Serve immediately, garnished with a dollop of pesto, if desired.


NUTRITION INFORMATION

Nutrition information per serving (1/6 of recipe): 360 calories; 10g protein; 33g carbohydrate; 22g fat; 650mg sodium; 15mg cholesterol; 7g dietary fiber; 6.87mg iron; 0.05mg thiamin; 5203.71IU vitamin A; 21.55mg vitamin C.

Middle Eastern Inspired Bean Salad

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) READ 3 or 4 Bean Salad

  • 1/2 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes

  • 1 small cucumber (4 to 5 inches long) cut in half lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons prepared hummus

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon za'atar seasoning blend

Directions

Makes 6 (approx. 1/2-cup) servings

  1. Drain bean salad. Discard liquid. Place bean salad in large bowl.

  2. For dressing, combine hummus, lemon juice and za’tar seasoning; set aside.

  3. Add tomatoes, cucumber, onions, parsley, mint, garlic and red pepper flakes to bean salad. Toss to combine. Add dressing to salad just before serving; toss to combine well. Serve immediately or chilled.


Note: For sandwich, spoon salad into pita halves.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving (1/6 of recipe): 55 calories; 2g protein; 11g carbohydrate; less than 1g fat; 130mg sodium; 0mg cholesterol; 2g dietary fiber; 1.27mg iron; 0.03mg thiamin; 701.36IU vitamin A; 13.10mg vitamin C.

Caprese Bean Salad for One


PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES

Directions

Makes 1 (approx. 1-1/4 cup) serving.

  1. Drain bean salad. Discard liquid.
  2. Place mozzarella in shallow serving bowl or dish. Top with bean salad. Sprinkle with tomatoes and basil. Add pepper and drizzle with balsamic vinegar, if desired. 

Ingredients

  • 1 single serve cup READ 3 Bean Salad
  • 1 to 2 ounce portion fresh mozzarella or burrata cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Coarse grind black pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (optional)

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: 160 calories; 7g protein; 19g carbohydrate; 5g fat; 420mg sodium; 20mg cholesterol; 4g dietary fiber; 1.37mg iron; 0.02mg thiamin; 854.42IU vitamin A; 67.12mg vitamin C.


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Chipotle Chicken & Bean Quinoa Salad Cups with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette


PREP TIME: 25 minutes

PREP TIME: 25 minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) READ 3 or 4 Bean Salad
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons canned chipotle in adobo, divided (1 tablespoon adobo sauce; 1 pepper, minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup diced chicken, cooked (leftover or rotisserie)
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced green onions
  • 4 leaves Bibb lettuce

Directions

Makes 4 servings.

1. Drain bean salad; reserve 2 tablespoons liquid.

2. To prepare dressing, in small bowl whisk together reserved liquid, lime juice, 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk in oil until completely combined. Stir in cilantro; set aside.

3. In medium bowl, combine bean salad, quinoa, chicken, onions and minced chipotle pepper. Add dressing; toss gently.

4. Divide bean salad mixture equally among lettuce cups.


Nutrition Information

Per serving (1/4 of recipe): 300 calories; 14 g protein; 28 g carbohydrate; 14 g fat; 390 mg sodium; 30 mg cholesterol; 4 g dietary fiber; 3 mg iron; 0.11 mg thiamin; 580 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C.