Three Bean Caprese Salad
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Need something for that holiday get together, but you’re short on time. Throw a family size STOUFFER’S Lasagna in the oven. While the lasagna bakes, make this Three Bean Caprese Salad as a delicious side.
I love the holidays. I really do. But my gosh why does life have to become so hectic? Why can’t we just sit back and enjoy the season? I could go on and on about this, but today I’m going to share a delicious dinner menu that you can throw together for your upcoming Christmas festivities.
When I was younger and worked at Hot Dog on a Stick, I used to make STOUFFER’S Lasagna for our annual Christmas party. STOUFFER’S is such a great solution to feed your friends and family during the busy holiday season. It’s simple and the best tasting lasagna ever. It became such a staple at our holiday parties, that every one would plan around the lasagna. So when I was at Wal-Mart last week and browsing the frozen aisle, I knew I needed to grab some lasagna.
I love to have it on hand, so if we ever have unexpected guests or just need something to make for dinner, I throw one of these lasagnas in the oven.
It turns out that this past weekend we were just too busy with an ugly sweater party (my first ever) and my hubby’s christmas party. I needed something on the table asap and knew this lasagna would be perfect. While the lasagna was baking I knew I wanted to have a side dish. Since I’ve come to love anything and everything caprese, I knew this would be a hit.
I decided to add a combination of beans, basil, mozzarella chunks, tomatoes and a bunch of other yummy stuff to make this a delicious Three Bean Caprese Salad. This salad is so flavorful and light. It adds such a great flavor and makes a great side dish for your lasagna.
Be sure to check out more side dish recipes to pair with STOUFFER’S Lasagna. I’d love to hear about your favorite side dish recipe too! You can check out more STOUFFER’S items here. Also STOUFFER’S Lasagna: Family Size is on Rollback at Walmart right now, so be sure to head over and grab one before the craziness really starts with the holidays.
Get the Recipe: Three Bean Caprese Salad
- 1 cup great northern beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup light kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1/2 cup fresh mozzarella pearls
- 1/2 cup red onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 3 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 teaspoons balsamic glaze
- Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
- Adjust the salt and pepper, if needed. You can also drizzle some more balsamic glaze if you want.
Need some more side dishes? Here you go:
I’m totally with you! The holidays are always so busy, I wish things would just slow down a little! This salad looks delicious, Cyndi! I love the combination of caprese and beans. Sounds like this pairs perfectly with lasagna for an easy meal!
Oh what an awesome twist on the amazing caprese salad!! This needs to meet mah belly, asap!
What a great side dish – so many great flavors and still good for you!
I’ve never actually made a bean salad, but it looks delicious. I’ll have to try that soon! And yes, the holidays are SO hectic, so much going on. That’s okay though, still my favourite time of year! 🙂
Two classics merged into one great new side dish. Genius.
I totally agree! Holidays are the busiest time of the year, but we definitely enjoy all activities and celebrations! Just like this caprese salad and lasagna, they look perfectly delish! Can’t wait to try!
Thank you Andi!
The holidays may be busy but they are also filled with delicious food! I eat myself stupid this time of year! This bean salad is going on my list of things to eat next!
I like your way of thinking Jen! Thanks!
This is such a great idea! Good idea to pair it with lasagna, I’ll have to try that out!
Thank you Kristyn!
This looks amazing! I love anything caprese-flavored, and this would definitely be a favorite.
Thank you Rachel!
I adore this salad….I feel like it would be awesome as a main dish, too!
Thank you Cathy! And I totally agree.
LOVE this salad as a side dish! Love the caprese spin! Yum!
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