Having good Weight Watchers recipes on hand can make a picnic or cookout much more manageable. I have had trouble finding really good side dish recipes to help keep freestyle points down. This Weight Watchers Three Bean Salad with Basil recipe is a delicious side dish and super easy too!
Weight Watchers Three Bean Salad
One thing that many people have said they love about the Freestyle program is the focus on being healthy overall. Eating foods that are fresher is a great way to work towards overall better health.
This Weight Watchers salad recipe is packed with veggies!
How to Make Weight Watchers Three Bean Salad
The main work that is involved in this Weight Watchers Three Bean Salad is some good old-fashioned chopping! 🙂
Grab the tomato, cucumber, red onion, and bell peppers and chop them up into small diced pieces.
Now rinse and drain the chick peas, kidney beans and black beans.
Put all of these veggies and beans into a big bowl.
Chop up the basil and place in a small bowl.
Then combine the olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper in the small bowl. Stir to combine all the dressing ingredients.
Go ahead and pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and stir to combine.
Only 2 Freestyle SmartPoints
This recipe makes a big salad. It is hard to be exact about how much it makes because there are a lot of fresh veggies. Fresh veggies vary in size! I based this on using medium-sized veggies. There were about 4 cups of salad when it was all done. I made the portions 1/2 cup each! There are 2 Freestyle SmartPoints per 1/2 cup serving.
What Are Your Favorite Salad Recipes?
Are you a big salad lover? I am really not and have to make it a point to get my veggies in! These kinds of salads make it easier for me to eat them. Another really good salad is this Weight Watchers Asian Style Salad–yum!
Let me know what your favorite cookout recipes are for Weight Watchers!
This Weight Watchers Three Bean Salad with Basil is a great side dish full of veggies and a yummy simple dressing.
- 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1 lime juiced and zested
- pinch salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup basil chopped
Chop all the vegetables into small diced pieces and place into a large bowl.
Chop the basil into small pieces and place in a small bowl.
Combine the olive oil, lime juice and zest, salt and pepper into the small bowl with the chopped basil. Stir to combine dressing ingredients.
Pour the olive oil dressing onto the salad ingredients and mix until combined
Store in refrigerator.
This makes approximately 4 cups. Serving size is 1/2 cup for 2 Freestyle SmartPoints for Weight Watchers.