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Emergency Food Recipe Of The Week #3: Butterbean Salad

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Today`s Emergency Food Recipe is deliiiicious and embarrassingly easy. busycooks.about.com reveals the secrets to making a prefect butter bean salad in no more than 15 minutes.` And the best part is: you can cook this meal pretty much anywhere: at home, when you`re out of time, or outdoors, when you`re camping or when there`s no power source.

 

But besides being versatile and easy to make, it`s also very nutritious and great for your health.  Butter-beans have little known benefits that help your body work at its best, with almost no effort at all.

 

You may not know this, but…

 

… butter-beans have tiny amounts of fat.

 

They`re some of the healthiest veggies because the amounts of unhealthy fat is almost in-existent. But that doesn`t mean they make you feel weak, because…

 

… butter-beans are high in calories.

 

This means you`ll be fresh and energized all throughout the day. All you need to do is eat a yummy salad and you`re good to go. It`s light on the stomach, but it gives you the buzz. And that`s not all:

 

… butter-beans are also high in iron.

 

Actually, they`ve got a quarter of the daily recommended dose. But why is iron so important for you? Well, iron helps your body get oxygenated. This way, you`ll think faster and clearer, your blood will be healthy and you`ll avoid that annoying feeling of weakness at the end of the day.

 

Now let`s get to our easy peasy recipe. Here`s what you need:

 

  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 11 oz. can shoe-peg corn, drained
  • 14.5 oz. can zesty chili diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 small red onion, chopped

 

If you want more protein, just add some chicken or fish (especially tuna).

 

Now it`s time to mix everything in a large bowl. First, mix vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and some parsley. Then add the rest of ingredients and toss to coat. Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge for an hour or two. But you can also serve it right away, together with your family. It will be more than enough for 4 people.

 

And if you still have doubts that it`s absolutely delicious, just take a look at what these people are saying:

 

 

“Tasty and easy,

 

A great dish to make when car camping! I didn’t bother to wash off the beans (I just drained the cans) and it still turned out well. I’d recommend throwing in a pepper if you like spicy foods, but otherwise the recipe is great as is!”

 

 

“Easy and flavorful,

 

This salad was so easy to make. We served it on mixed salad greens right out of the bag and it was delicious.” (busycooks.about.com )

 

Can`t wait to hear your opinion about it! Hope you really like it.

 

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