May 17, 2022

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe: Greek Bean Salad

Try this simple diabetes-friendly recipe!

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Research shows that the healthiest and longest living communities regularly eat beans, peas, and lentils. They are an excellent source of protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. As an added bonus, beans help to stabilize blood sugar levels, and keep you feeling full from one meal to the next.

Try this simple, no-cook recipe to get more beans into your daily diet!

Bean Salad on a table

Greek Bean Salad


  • 1 (15.5-oz) can cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes (cut in half)
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup diced green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 6 Kalamata olives (pitted and chopped)
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  1. In a medium salad bowl, combine the beans, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, feta cheese, and olives.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, oregano, and black pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and mix to coat. Serve cold.


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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: Lara Rondinelli Hamilton, RD, LDN, CDE and Jennifer Bucko Lamplough.