Make a great side dish this holiday season. A variety of beans provides 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 table.
In large bowl combine beans. Mix in onion, celery, garlic, parsley, basil and rosemary, adding tomatoes last to keep them from unnecessarily breaking apart.
In separate mixing bowl whisk together remaining ingredients. Add dressing to beans and toss gently to coat.
Chill for at least an hour to allow beans to absorb the flavor of the dressing. Re-toss gently and serve.