Classic Three Bean
12 ounces Fresh green beans , ends trimmed if needed
1 can Kidney or black beans , rinsed and drained
1 can Garbanzo beans , rinsed and rained
½ of a small red onion , thinly sliced
½ of an English cucumber , chopped
1/3 cup Fresh parsley , chopped
Light Italian dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine or champagne vinegar
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar or honey , agave
1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt , or to taste
Mix dressing ingredients together and set aside.
Steam green beans for 3 – 4 minutes, just until tender, then drain and transfer to a bowl of ice water. (This helps stop them from cooking and helps them retain their bright green color). Cut beans into 1 inch pieces and add to a bowl.
Add remaining salad ingredients and pour dressing on top. Toss to coat.