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Beans & Greens - Super Simple Salad Recipes

Updated on March 8, 2011

The people who say they don't like salad just haven't tasted a good one. Now, you have no more excuses not to eat your veggies. With these simple recipes, only five or fewer ingredients each, eat a new salad every night, without making endless trips to the grocery store or market! Shop for five nights at once without having to worry about how you'll fit it all into your refrigerator -- at the beginning of each set of recipes, I've included a shopping list for your convenience.

Weight Watchers: points listed at the bottom of each recipe.

Green Salads

Grocery List:

  • 2 heads red leaf lettuce
  • 5 cucumbers
  • 11 roma tomatoes
  • 2 bottles reduced-fat vinaigrette
  • 4 oz package feta cheese
  • fresh ground pepper

Easy Tossed Salad

Combine:

  • 4 cups lettuce, torn
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup vinaigrette

Top with:

  • 1 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Weight Watchers: 4 servings, 1 pt each

Marinated Cucumbers & Tomatoes

Combine:

  • 2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ cup vinaigrette

Cover and chill.

Top with:

  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Weight Watchers: 4 servings, 2 pts each

Feta-ed Tomatoes

Combine:

  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup vinaigrette

Cover and chill.

Top with:

  • 1 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Weight Watchers: 4 servings, 1 pt each

Easy Green Salad

Combine:

  • 8 cups torn lettuce
  • ½ cup vinaigrette

Top with:

  • 1 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Weight Watchers: 4 servings, 1 pt each

Marinated Cucumbers With Feta

Combine:

  • 2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup vinaigrette

Cover and chill.

Top with:

  • 1 Tbsp crumbled feta
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Weight Watchers: 4 servings, 1 pt each

Bean Salads

Grocery List:

  • 1 bottle apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cans no-salt-added whole-kernal corn
  • 3 cans no-salt-added green beans
  • 2 cans lima beans
  • 1 can no-salt-added kidney beans
  • 3 10-oz packages frozen seasoned vegetable blend
  • white sugar
  • salt
  • garlic powder
  • fresh ground pepper

Vegetable Salad Marinade

Combine:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper

Bring to a boil in saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool. Store in refrigerator, covered, and stir before using.

Corn Salad

Combine:

  • 2 cans no-salt added whole-kernel corn, drained
  • 1 package frozen seasoned vegetables
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Salad Marinade

Cover and chill at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Drain and serve.

Weight Watchers: 6 servings, 2 pts each

Green Bean Salad

Combine:

  • 2 cans no-salt-added green beans, drained
  • ½ package frozen seasoned vegetables
  • ½ cup Vegetable Salad Marinade

Cover and chill at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Drain and serve.

Weight Watchers: 6 servings, 1 pt each

Succotash Salad

Combine:

  • 1 can no-salt-added whole-kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can lima beans, drained
  • 1 package frozen seasoned vegetables
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Salad Marinade

Cover and chill at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Drain and serve.

Weight Watchers: 6 servings, 2 pts each

Three-Bean Salad

Combine:

  • 1 can no-salt-added green beans, drained
  • 1 can lima beans, drained
  • 1 can no-salt-added kidney beans, drained
  • ½ package frozen seasoned vegetables
  • ½ cup Vegetable Salad Marinade

Cover and chill at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Drain and serve.

Weight Watchers: 6 servings, 2 pts each

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      Richard Francis Fleck 

      8 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      A very useful hub. Thank you.

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      fucsia 

      8 years ago

      wow! very good recipe! thank you

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      Bob Ewing 

      11 years ago from New Brunswick

      tasty.

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      Barry Rutherford 

      11 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Nice im hungry already ! How about i come over and bring the winw..

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      Prince Maak 

      11 years ago from Just Above the EARTH and below the SKY

      good recipe maddie.

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