"Deseret Recipes" has a lot of recipes that use common ingredients in different ways – this recipe is one of them. It’s a pretty, delicious salad that you could add to your table about any time of the year. 12 grams of fiber! And it tasted good too. You could use Homemade cooked dressing and leave out the bacon for a lower fat, lower-sodium recipe; I don’t think you would actually miss the bacon. Who says Grandma didn’t understand good nutrition; you can find recipes like this one in many older cookbooks.
Kidney Bean Bowl
2 cups Kidney Beans -- cooked or canned, drained, rinsed
1/2 cup Celery -- chopped
1/4 Cup Onion -- chopped
1/4 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Mayonnaise -- or Salad Dressing
1 large Apple -- diced, do not peel
1/3 cup Cheddar Cheese -- diced
4 slices Bacon -- crisp cooked, crumbled
8 Lettuce Leaves (optional)
Combine beans, celery, onion and salt. Stir gently to moisten with salad dressing. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours.
Stir in apple, cheese and bacon. Serve in lettuce leaves, shaped into cups, if desired.
2013 Cost: $2.31 or 29¢ per serving
Per Serving: 242 Calories; 8g Fat (28.8% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 31g Carbohydrate; 12g Dietary Fiber; 9mg Cholesterol; 194mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat.