Savor a simple 3-Ingredient Green Salad Beans Grapes with a wonderful addition of spicy nuts–delicious for any luncheon, potluck, or holiday party!

3-Ingredient Green Salad Beans Grapes

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A few days ago I had an informal and simple holiday luncheon in my home. I invited my sisters and cousins over to my house so we could get into a festive holiday spirit — eat, catch up, and sing a song or two! We always love getting together. There’s nothing quite like family (our moms were all sisters).

I am not naturally a big luncheon party planner so one cousin brought a pot of soup, and I made a main dish and a delicious 3-Ingredient Green Salad Beans Grapes, which included lettuce with beans, grapes, and spicy nuts.

3-Ingredient Green Salad Beans Grapes

It was so good, in fact–what a great recipe to serve on Christmas Eve or Day. Try sprinkling a few pomegranate seeds on top for a more festive flair.

3-Ingredient Green Salad Beans Grapes

Back to girl cousins. You can only imagine the laughs–the “remember whens”–that always lead to good conversations, which is perfect since conversations are really the point of it all.

3-Ingredient Green Salad

Coming together, we reminisce–talk about the past, present, and hopes for what lie ahead. It’s the experiences in life that have made us who we are today. I believe that in the grand scope of life, we never know when it’s our last time to be together, so it’s important to make these lunch dates happen.

It does take effort. Effort for me is choosing a date, coming up with a simple menu, and then just making it happen. Otherwise we only talk about it, but we never do it.

When we are together we laugh, we sing, we share touching stories. They’re not always perfect stories, and, in fact, many times they are sad and so very real. But just being together yields up the firm ground of our common bond—the awesome gift of Christmas—which resonates so deeply in all of our hearts.

When we are together, love is present.

A simple love.

The gift of love.

When’s the last time you put a lunch date together and invited important people into your home?

3-Ingredient Green Salad

3-Ingredient Green Salad Beans Grapes
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3-Ingredient Green Salad Beans Grapes

Delicious served with Poppy Seed Dressing.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
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  • 1 bag of your favorite lettuce greens
  • 1 15.5 oz. can Bush’s Cannellini Beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups halved seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup toasted nuts, such as spicy pecans, pistachios, or pine nuts
  • Your favorite light salad dressing


  • Toss all ingredients together and serve.
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More healthy salad recipes: Quick & Easy Green Salad [RE], Winter Green Salad with Poppyseed Dressing [RE], Blueberry and Apple Salad with Shaved Parmesan [Foodness Gracious], and Green Mango Salad [Aggie’s Kitchen].

3-Ingredient Green Salad Beans Grapes