This is a “Healthy in a Hurry” recipe. It can be prepared in about 20 minutes. The simplicity and widespread enjoyment of this salad have made it a Food for Life classic for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Plus it has tons of fiber to help remove carcinogens and excess cholesterol and hormones out of the body to improve overall health!
NOTE: Recently, the fat-free bottled Italian dressing I use for this has begun to add a tiny bit of oil, though a serving size of 2 Tbsps is still zero fat and only 15 calories. Micheal at Klunkers Kitchen has a great Creamy Italian Dressing you can make and use in this Easy Bean Salad if you are completely oil-free.