Recipe: Mediterranean bean salad

Pack the perfect picnic with this heart-healthy side dish

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Beans provide a range of nutrients and antioxidants, making Mediterranean Bean Salad a delicious way to improve heart health and lower your risk of colorectal cancer.

Make your Fourth of July celebration all about the side dishes with this recipe for a punchy bean salad. A variety of beans provide folate, iron, potassium, selenium and a range of antioxidants. Not just good for your heart, all legumes are rich in dietary fiber, which can help lower your risk for colorectal cancer. Flavorful herbs and a simple dressing of olive oil, vinegar and lemon make this a healthy addition to any picnic.

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