WW Recipe of the Day: Warm Slow Cooker 3-Bean Salad
(100 calories | *0 WW Freestyle SmartPoints)
I’m having fun putting my slow cookers through their paces this summer. They have taken up permanent residence helping me keep the kitchen cool while turning out a variety of light and healthy dishes like this warm 3-bean salad.
Everywhere I turn I am seeing easy, healthy and delicious summer slow cooker recipes: in magazines and books, as well as online.
Recipes, like this one for a warm slow cooker bean salad—an old Pennsylvania Dutch recipe—perfect for summer picnics and potlucks.
It’s super simple to make. Just dump everything into your slow cooker (affiliate link), give it a stir, and let it heat on LOW for 4 to 6 hours.
Designed to be served warm, I have also been eating it cold as a tasty side dish all week.
Skinny on Slow Cooker 3-Bean Salad
Low in fat and high in fiber, this warm slow cooker bean salad is a tangy, tasty way to boost your vegetable intake.
With a healthy amount of vinegar and no sugar it’s tangier than a lot of the jarred and canned 3-bean salads.
If it’s too zesty for your tastes, add a bit of sugar/sweetener to taste.
According to my calculations each serving has 100 calories and *2 Weight Watchers Points Plus and works with WW Simply Filling.
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Warm Slow Cooker 3-Bean Salad Recipe
- 1 can (14 to 16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14 to 16 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) cut green beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) corn, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
- 1/4 cup white vinegar, or more to taste
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon pickling spice
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
- hot pepper sauce, to taste**
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4- to 5-Quart.
- Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Stir gently to combine.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours.
- Serve warm.
Source: adapted from Slow Cooking All Year ‘Round: More than 225 of our favorite recipes for the slow cooker, plus time-saving tricks & tips for everyone’s favorite kitchen helper! (affiliate link) by Gooseberry Patch
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this recipe for slow cooker warm 3 bean salad, you might also like:
- Slow Cooker Baked Beans
- Slow Cooker Creole Style Green Beans
- Slow Cooker Caribbean Black Beans
- Slow Cooker White Beans
Kitchen tools used to make this three bean salad:
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