A tasty, nutrient-packed salad that can be eaten by itself or as a side dish. Makes a great lunch the next day too! Add more lemon juice and olive oil if you like your salad to have a lot of dressing. Use garbanzo beans in place of kidney beans if you prefer.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Rinse kidney beans under cold water. Drain well.

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  • In a large salad bowl, combine beans, red pepper, cabbage, onions, feta, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; protein 12.2g 24% DV; carbohydrates 23.8g 8% DV; fat 12g 18% DV; cholesterol 33.4mg 11% DV; sodium 658.1mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2004
WOW! This salad is FANTASTIC! I don't normally get so excited about a salad but this was just amazing! I did add 2t minced garlic and made this salad a little more on the "wet" side by using 3T of both lemon juice and olive oil. I also used garlic-and-herb feta. What an amazing combination of flavors! What a nice twist to the everyday typical salads we're all used to. This is my NEW favorite salad! This is a flavor sensation! Thank you thank you thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2003
With a party of 12 only 3 people enjoyed it. I might try it again because it is so healthy but I would use blue cheese instead Read More
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205 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 139
  • 4 star values: 53
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2004
WOW! This salad is FANTASTIC! I don't normally get so excited about a salad but this was just amazing! I did add 2t minced garlic and made this salad a little more on the "wet" side by using 3T of both lemon juice and olive oil. I also used garlic-and-herb feta. What an amazing combination of flavors! What a nice twist to the everyday typical salads we're all used to. This is my NEW favorite salad! This is a flavor sensation! Thank you thank you thank you! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2004
Who said healthy had to be boring!? I didn't change a thing - this is food at its best. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
This recipe took a little longer than the 20 minutes stated. It took me 40 minutes to make. I love the mix of fresh ingredients together and that is is a very healthy and easy side dish. I doubled this recipe to take to a party and made 4 times the amount of lemon juice and olive oil dressing. Very delicious! This is going to be my new summer picnic recipe when I am asked to bring a side dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2011
So my sister wound up with a 12 block of feta cheese (it's a long story) and we wanted to use it up before it went bad. A simple ingredient search and this popped up. And it was awesome. We served this at Thanksgiving and wound up doubling the recipe (made 4-5 times dressing also.) I added just a bit of red vinegar because we were running short of lemon juice and it tastes amazing. I even took some of my sister's feta (shhh!) so I can make it again once we're out of the leftovers. A nice light salad for whatever type of dinner! I will DEFINITELY make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2003
This is FANTASTIC and EASY!! My husband and I ate it as a main dish tonight. I added ground pepper and extra fresh garlic. I may even try artichoke hearts next time but it is perfect as is. pkincaid Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2004
I doubled the recipe but instead of using 2 cans of kidney beans I used one can of kidney beans and one can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas). Next time I'll use fresh cilantro instead of parsley. Tomato-basil feta is great in this!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2008
This is a favorite of mine! The cabbage makes it a good salad for picnics and BBQ's as it doesn't wilt easily. I have tried making it several different ways by using a combination of garbonzo and kidney beans added a clove of minced garlic and used cilantro instad of parsley with awesome results everytime. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
I made the recipe as listed and it was tasty! Even my husband who swears he hates Feta cheese dug in and had seconds. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2004
WOW!!! Fantastic! I added the dressing the night before and then added another dose of it before serving. I tell you what this was easy and it was a huge hit at our bbq for the 4th. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2003
With a party of 12 only 3 people enjoyed it. I might try it again because it is so healthy but I would use blue cheese instead Read More
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