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Cranberry Beans, Cherry Tomatoes & Cucumber Salad

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.6

$1.60 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 60 minutes

Ready in 60 minutes

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spoonacular Score:78%

Spoonacular Score: 78%

 

Cranberry Beans, Cherry Tomatoes & Cucumber Salad might be just the side dish you are searching for. For $1.56 per serving, this recipe covers 15% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 435 calories, 10g of protein, and 32g of fat. Head to the store and pick up cherry tomatoes, onion, cucumber, and a few other things to make it today. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegan diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 1 hour. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 79%. This score is solid. Try Pasta Salad With Chicken, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes and Feta, Farro Salad with Green Beans, Corn, and Cherry Tomatoes, and Roast Cauliflower Salad with Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 cups
2 cups cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
2 cups
2 cups fresh cranberry beans
fresh cranberry beans
1
1  cucumber
cucumber
9 Tbsps
9 Tbsps extra-virgin olive oil
extra-virgin olive oil
some
some mixed herbs
mixed herbs
1 medium
1 medium red onion
red onion
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps red wine vinegar
red wine vinegar
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
2 cups cherry tomatoes
2 cups
cherry tomatoes
2 cups fresh cranberry beans
2 cups
fresh cranberry beans
1  cucumber
1
cucumber
9 Tbsps extra-virgin olive oil
9 Tbsps
extra-virgin olive oil
some mixed herbs
some
mixed herbs
1 medium red onion
1 medium
red onion
3 Tbsps red wine vinegar
3 Tbsps
red wine vinegar
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper

Equipment

bowl
bowl
pot
pot
bowl
bowl
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. In a pot with plenty of water, bring the beans to a boil with any vegetable scraps you might have: the bits from the fridge such as celery tops, the bendable carrot destined for the garbage, half an onion sitting in your fridge that doesn't look so great - toss it in! (The veggies give the beans a bit more flavor, but they are optional if you don't have anything)
  2. Bring to boil then lower to simmer 20-30 minutes until the beans are tender.
  3. Drain & discard the vegetables.
  4. In a bowl combine the beans, tomatoes, onion, cucumber. Add in the herbs.
  5. Combine the oil & vinegar then toss with the salad.
  6. Season with salt & pepper.
  7. Let stand 10-15 minutes to let the flavors come together. Recheck your seasonings (taste it) and adjust.
  8. Serve.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.60
Ingredient
2 cups cherry tomatoes
2 cups fresh cranberry beans
1 cucumber
9 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
some mixed herbs
1 medium red onion
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Price
$2.66
$0.61
$0.72
$1.50
$0.34
$0.37
$0.23
$6.42

Tips

Health Tips

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • Beans freeze well, so don't throw out your leftovers!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
434 Calories
9g Protein
32g Total Fat
28g Carbs
38% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
434
22%

Fat
32g
49%

  Saturated Fat
4g
28%

Carbohydrates
28g
10%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
207mg
9%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
9g
20%

Folate
209µg
52%

Fiber
10g
42%

Vitamin E
4mg
33%

Vitamin K
34µg
33%

Vitamin C
21mg
26%

Manganese
0.52mg
26%

Potassium
657mg
19%

Copper
0.33mg
17%

Vitamin B1
0.25mg
17%

Phosphorus
166mg
17%

Magnesium
64mg
16%

Iron
2mg
16%

Vitamin A
524IU
10%

Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Calcium
73mg
7%

Vitamin B2
0.11mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.53mg
5%

Vitamin B3
0.93mg
5%

Selenium
1µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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