White and Black Bean Salad

1st Place Low-Fat Salad Recipe at the 2000 Filer Bean Festival


  • 1 cup red onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup each red and green peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 3 packets artificial sweetener
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Red and green pepper rings for garnish

Saute onions and garlic in oil until crisp-tender in medium skillet; remove from heat and cool until warm. Stir vinegar, peppers, parsley, sweetener, salt and pepper into onions. Pour onion mixture over combined beans in a bowl; mix well. Garnish with pepper rings.