White beans and chicken salad

Makes a good side dish, a satisfying lunch, or light dinner.
The white bean salad is satisfying enough to be considered a main meal. The entire salad provides plenty of protein.

2 cups of white beans
2 Celery Stalks
½ Red Onion
3 Large Tomatoes
1 Cucumber
2 chicken breasts – cooked
5 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Drain the beans and place them in a large bowl. Chop two celery stalks and dice a ½ of a red onion, seed and dice three large tomatoes and one cucumber and mix them with the other ingredients in the bowl.

Place ½ cup of balsamic vinegar to the mix and add two tablespoons of olive oil. Salt and pepper the salad to taste and place it in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.


4 responses to “White beans and chicken salad

  1. Was the photo taken before the balsamic was added? My salad is chilling in the fridge, but the minute I added the balsamic and olive oil it turned black in color from the vinegar, I am sure it will taste great just wondering…thanks for another great recipe!

    • Hi Michelle, I usually add the vinaigrette before putting the salad in the fridge. The photo was taken with the vinaigrette already.
      The balsamic shouldn’t be changing the colour of the beans. Not to black. Very odd.

      Are your beans from a can? That could explain the colour change.

  2. thanks for the reply, my beans are not black, just the overall salad, more the chicken and celery darkened, the beans are from dried, then soaked overnight and cooked yesterday, then strained out 2 cups for tonight’s dinner, here is a bad pic, i snapped of the salad chilling,

    bean salad

    I am sure it is fine, if anything my balsamic vinegar is just sooo dark, and as it is chilling I can see the dressing color lightening, but your photo looks so fresh! I will be serving this as a side dish tonight on a bed of greens….to slop up the yummy dressing with baquette!

    thanks again!

    • Probably the balsamic is to blame. Next time try with less balsamic or replace it with rice vinegar. Enjoy your dinner! 🙂

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