So crunchy, so healthy, so easy to make – and perfect for weight loss

Classic bean salad is extremely tasty and healthy.
Classic bean salad is extremely tasty and healthy. IMAGO/CHROMORANGE

In the GDR, it could not be missing from any buffet table. Whether in the canteen for lunch or at an evening barbecue: there was bean salad for every occasion. It’s no wonder, since the crunchy salad tastes good with almost everything. Whether it’s fish or meat, a bun with it – bean salad is always a hit as a side dish. It is not only delicious, but also healthy. And it can help you lose weight. We will show you the best recipe for classic bean salad.

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Ingredients for bean salad

You need: 1 kilogram of beans, 3 stalks of salt, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 onions, 3 tablespoons of white wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of sugar, salt, pepper

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This is how bean salad is made

This is how it is done: Wash the beans and cut off the end of the stem. Drain the water and place the beans in a large pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil, stirring in salt, pepper and baking powder. Baking powder ensures that the beautiful color of the beans is preserved. Boil the beans in water for about 10 to 12 minutes until they are cooked but still al dente. Drain the beans, discard the relish, place the beans in a large bowl and let cool.

Peel the onions and finely chop them. Preparation of the sauce: Mix vinegar and oil with a tablespoon of water, season with sugar, salt and pepper.

Add the onions and sauce to the cooled beans, mix well and cover with foil. Refrigerate for at least two hours. Enjoy your meal!

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The delicious salad with beans is prepared in a short time, it is enough to soak a little before enjoying it.
The delicious salad with beans is prepared in a short time, it is enough to soak a little before enjoying it. Design Image/Photos

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Why are beans so healthy?

Beans are a true all-rounder for health. They contain a lot of high-quality protein, so they keep you full for a long time and help you lose weight. They are good for gut health and lower cholesterol. Just one serving of beans covers the daily requirement for folic acid. A lot of potassium in legumes regulates fluid balance. Calcium, a building material for bones and teeth, and magnesium, which is good for muscles and nerves, are also abundant, as are iron – important for transporting oxygen in the body – and zinc, which is good for wound healing.

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