Two-Bean Greek Salad

two-bean-greek-salad Quentin Bacon


  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano, divided
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag shelled frozen edamame or lima beans
  • 3/4 pound string beans
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
  • 2 multigrain pitas, halved horizontally
  • 3 ounces haloumi cheese (or ricotta salata), sliced into 4 pieces


  1. In a serving bowl, whisk together red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, 2 1/2 teaspoons oregano, 2 teaspoons olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.

  2. Place steamer basket in saucepan filled with a few inches of water; cook edamame, covered, until tender (about 3 minutes). Transfer edamame to a bowl. Add string beans to steamer; cook, covered, until tender (about 2 minutes). Add beans to edamame. Add tomatoes and olives; toss to combine.

  3. Heat a lightly oiled grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush 1 teaspoon oil on one side of pitas; grill, turning, until golden (about 2 minutes). Transfer pitas to a plate. Brush 1/2 teaspoon oil evenly on one side of cheese slices; sprinkle with the remaining oregano and pepper. Grill cheese, seasoned side down, until marks form (about 1 minute); transfer to a plate.

  4. Place 1 pita half on each of 4 plates; top with bean salad and cheese. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.

    Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 8 minutes; Total time: 18 minutes. Beans and fresh produce bring plenty of fiber to this mouthwatering Mediterranean dish.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups salad, 1 slice haloumi cheese, and half of a pita)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 301
Fat per serving: 17g
Saturated fat per serving: 5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 7g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 16g
Carbohydrate per serving: 23g
Fiber per serving: 8g
Cholesterol per serving: 14mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 519mg
Calcium per serving: 139mg