(Weight Watchers Crock Pot Recipes Day 207- Warm Slow Cooker Bean Salad)
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.
Everywhere I turn I am seeing easy, healthy and delicious summer slow cooker recipes: in magazines and books, as well as on-line.
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, 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 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 Simply Filling.
- 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
**the intensity of pepper sauce increases during slow cooking. For more tang increase vinegar. For less, decrease and/or add sugar/sweetener to taste.
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!
*PointsPlus® for warm slow cooker bean salad calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc
*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.
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