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White & Black Beans with Onions & Peppers

White & Black Beans with Onions & PeppersThe recipe's name tells you the ingredients, but not the fact that there are only 4 grams of fat per serving in this satisfying salad. It can be made up to 1 day before serving to allow flavors to blend.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup finely chopped red onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (15-ounce) can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
Red and green bell pepper rings

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook and stir onions and garlic in oil in medium skillet until crisp-tender. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. Stir in vinegar, chopped peppers, parsley, Equal®, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour onion mixture over combined beans in serving bowl; mix well. Garnish with pepper rings.

Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 174, protein 9 g, carbohydrate 27 g, fat 4 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 78 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.