A refreshing, light salad for any hot, humid summer day! The kidney beans and tofu make it a great main dish for vegetarians, as well. The basil may be substituted with fresh parsley or mint. Be sure to make this salad just before serving.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the tomato, cucumber, red onion, kidney beans, tofu, and basil. Just before serving, toss with balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, and season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

98.4 calories; 4.1 g protein; 8.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 214.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2005
I added Feta instead of tofu and loved it! I can't wait for my garden to get going and use this all summer! Great recipe to take for family picnics! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2005
Was OK. I think the advice about letting the salad marinate is good. Read More
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120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2005
I added Feta instead of tofu and loved it! I can't wait for my garden to get going and use this all summer! Great recipe to take for family picnics! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2007
Wonderful, easy recipe! (Note that I left off the tofu.) Thanks so much for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2006
Fresh and different! My husband loves this! I didn't have kidney beans so I drained the ranch style beans that I had in the pantry and used them. I ate mine over a bowl of romaine and made it a healthy lowfat meal while my family had sloppy joes with this as a side!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
Great simple and very filling alternative to a standard salad. I used plain balsamic vinegar as opposed to the vinaigrette and still thought it was great. The tastes are very complementary. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2005
We liked this alot. I used feta like many others have done and left out kidney beans because I didn't think they would add much. I tried a small bit with Balsimic Vinegarette but didn't like it so I used greek salad dressing. The greek dressing went great with the feta. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2005
Excellent! We left out the tofu and beans. Used dried basil. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2005
Excellent! Skipped the tofu because I don't like it and added 1 tsp. minced garlic. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2005
Fantastic refreshing salad. I actually got my family to eat Tofu!! A miracle believe me. A super easy and quick recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2005
This was a very good salad for a light summer meal. I didn't have tofu so I doubled the kidney beans. I served this as a main course with home baked whole wheat bread. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2005
Was OK. I think the advice about letting the salad marinate is good. Read More
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