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Lima Bean Salad

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Beans, legumes, and nuts are all rich in magnesium. We combine three magnesium-rich beans--lima, kidney, and garbanzo--in an easy-to-make side salad. You can substitute Great Northern beans, pinto beans, or navy beans.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked bulgur
  • 1 cup frozen lima beans, cooked
  • 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Nutrition Information

  • calories 182
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 5.6 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 3.4 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 8 g
  • carbohydrate 26.8 g
  • fiber 7.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 347 mg
  • calcium 51 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; add oil, stirring with a whisk. Add bulgur and remaining ingredients; toss well. Cover and chill.