Project Body Smart | Bean Salad with Lemon and Herbs


Bean Salad with Lemon and Herbs

This zinger of a salad from Bon Appetit has beans for protein and a hit of lemon to wake you up. Yum!


  • 2 cups fresh cooked shell beans (such as cannellini or cranberry) or 1 14-oz. can cannellini beans or chickpeas, rinsed
  • 6 oz. green beans, trimmed, cut into 1” pieces
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves with tender stems
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper or ¼ crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Toss shell beans, green beans, parsley, oil, chives, capers, lemon zest, lemon juice, and Aleppo pepper in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Content

140 calories, 10g fat, 1.5g sat fat,  11g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 2g sugars, 4g protein, 360mg sodium

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