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Three-Bean Salad

  • 25 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 0 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 10


  • 174


  • 6g


  • 21g


  • 9g




  • 2 Cups Frozen Edamame (sweet soybeans)
  • 1 Can (15 Oz) Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Can (15 Oz) Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • ½ Cup Red Onion, peeled, rinsed, and thinly sliced
  • ½ Cup Fresh Cilantro, washed and chopped
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Lime Zest, wash before zesting
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Lime Juice, wash lime before juicing
  • ½ Tsp Salt


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Prepare Edamame Prepare edamame according to package instructions. Drain in colander with cold water.

  • 3.

    Combine Beans, Onion, & Cilantro In a large bowl, combine the edamame, kidney beans garbanzo beans, red onion and cilantro.

  • 4.

    Whisk Together Dressing In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, and salt.

  • 5.

    Mix Dressing & Beans Pour dressing over beans and mix to combine.

  • 6.

    Chill & Serve Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours, or overnight for maximum flavor. Stir salad before enjoying.

  • 7.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

Nourishment Notes


Mild-tasting protein sources, such as beans (edamame, kidney, and garbanzo), are typically well-tolerated when experiencing taste changes. Beans are also a great source of lean-protein to help your body build new and healthy cells.

Lime Juice & Lime Zest

Citrus foods, such as limes, lemons, or oranges, can help add flavor to dishes when foods may taste bland.

Cold, Uncooked Foods

Cold foods that aren’t cooked, such as salads, smoothies, yogurt and fruit, are typically well-tolerated in patients experiencing altered taste.

Fatigue Buster

  • Lime Juice

    Use bottled lime juice instead of squeezing your own.

  • Onions

    Look for pre-sliced onions in your local grocery store to save time chopping.

  • Ask for Assistance

    Ask a friend or family member to help make this dish.

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