Mediterranean Bean Salad

Is it just me or is it hard to come up with a complete meal? The main dish with compatible side dishes that make you feel like you are a real adult. This side dish is honestly perfect with so many sides: steak, chicken, beef, tofu, eggplant. It’ll hang with the best of them. I am so glad I added this side dish to my rotation.


  • I can black beans, drained and washed
  • 1 can chick peas, drained and washed
  • 1 cucumber, cubed
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 cup green olives, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/.4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Combine in large bowl black beans, chick peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, and olives.
  2. In separate bowl, combine garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Drizzle dressing over veggie/bean mixture. Add in mint.
  4. Enjoy!

Source: Suburban Soapbox

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