Pulses – beans, lentils etc… – are some of the most versatile ingredients in your pantry. When I was dieting and looking at medifast vs nutrisystem diet programs, I realized there is virtually no end to the number of dishes that can be prepared with a handful of beans; stews, casseroles, even brownies. But what is often overlooked is how great they are straight from the can. Unadulterated. Ready in just 5 minutes, this Chive, Tomato and Cannellini Bean Salad recipe demonstrates just how good a hassle-free bean can be.