Sugar-Free Three Bean And Feta Salad

Posted: September 5, 2011 at 6:47 am

I adore pot-luck style dining, especially the side items. I make a meal of those. I love the wide variety of casseroles and salads people bring. Unfortunately, most include either a) a lot of mayonnaise or b) a lot of sugar in vinegar-based dressings.

Looking for a way to lighten things up and brighten up the flavors at my get-togethers, I recreated a three bean salad I once fell in love with at a party. Filled with protein and bursting with flavor (not half a cup of sugar), this Three Bean and Feta Salad makes a wonderful side dish to add to any group gathering. Or to have as a meal at home if you wish to pump it up with either some added vegetables, pasta, quinoa, or protein.

Versatile, light, and delicious.

Sugar-Free Three Bean and Feta Salad

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Servings: Makes 6 cups, 12 1/2 cup servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours or longer

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can no-salt-added canned, cut green beans
  • 1 15 oz can kidney beans
  • 1 15 oz can white cannellini beans
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 small bunch fresh flat leaf parsley, yields about 1/2 cup finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • sweetener to taste (I used 5-6 drops of NuNaturals Alcohol Free Liquid Stevia)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Step-By-Step

Drain and rinse all three cans of beans in a colander. Add to a large bowl. Finely chop the red onion and parsley. Add both to the beans. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and liquid stevia. Pour over the bean and onion mixture. Toss to coat. Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Toss the mixture again and top with crumbled feta before serving.

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13 Comments to “Sugar-Free Three Bean And Feta Salad”
  1. Khushboo says:

    Now that’s a delicious-looking salad! I agree about the sugar/mayo bit…don’t get why people feel the need to ruin a salad’s nutritional content! Sometimes the toppings like feta are enough to eat the salad naked (that’s what he said ;) )!

  2. This dish looks amazing! So perfect for the end of summer!:) I may Have to test it out!

  3. Erica says:

    I am not a mayo girl and would loveee this at a party! Great protein and blend of flavors

  4. Yum! I have a similar bean salad recipe, but I would have never thought to add feta! Great idea :)

  5. I would have gladly come over for some of that in my feta eating days. That was, by far, my favorite cheese ever. This looks delicious!

  6. Looks like a fantastic salad! I love that it’s sweetened with stevia.

  7. Holly @ The Runny Egg says:

    I love bean salads — this looks so good!

  8. This sounds perfect for Labor Day – great timing, Tina :) I’ve never used stevia but it keeps grabbing my attention at the local natural foods store.

    • Tina says:

      I really enjoy the liquid drops best. And keep your eyes peeled. There just MAY be a giveaway related to all this stevia I’ve been using coming to the blog this week. ;)

  9. [...] yesterday afternoon as our Labor Day celebrations. Before leaving for the fun, I whipped up a quick Three Bean & Feta Salad to contribute to the [...]

  10. yummm I LOVE 3 bean salads… and feta could only make it better :) Have a wonderful labor day!

  11. Yum!

    I absolutely abhor mayo so I’ve concocted a no-mayo coleslaw that’s a big hit!

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