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I absolutely love this simple bean salad because it’s easy to prepare, it’s light and flavorful, annnnd nutrient-dense! Try this white bean tuscan salad! You won’t regret it! This recipe can be used as a side for a meal, as a dip, or as an addition to a mixed-green salad.
Let’s talk about the star of this White Bean Tuscan Salad, the white beans. White beans are a great source of protein and fiber. They’re also an excellent dietary option for those with diabetes or heart disease because they have low glycemic index levels.
In case you haven’t heard that term, check out our article where we explain what glycemic index means.
White beans, like most legumes, are very affordable. They also contain substantial amounts of magnesium, which helps to regulate blood sugar levels as well as lower high cholesterol. I mean… should I keep going?
The best thing about white beans is that you can eat them in a variety of ways: soup, salad topping, side dish- the possibilities are endless! You’ll never run out of new recipes to try even if your diet becomes tiresome from eating the same foods over and over again.
This recipe also includes the juice of one lemon. If you have taken a peak at our recipes, you might not be surprised to see lemons on the ingredient list. Our Lemon Turmeric Cake has been taste-tested and loved by many friends and family! Lemons are very nutritious and they pack a wonderful fresh flavor that makes the whole dish come alive!
Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect the body from inflammation. Lemons also contain potassium, making them an excellent choice for people watching their salt intake.