Time Saving Super Bean Salad in 3 Easy Steps

Packed with fiber and protein to keep you feeling full, along with iron, vitamins C, K and A to boost immune system and help the body function at its highest capacity - this super bean salad is a quick, easy and delicious lunch option all week. This salad can also be a great side dish, see below as I paired it with a chicken wrap (using my favorite "Truly Handmade" tortillas from Trader Joe's):

Ingredients

Makes about 4-6 servings

  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (substitute parsley or mint if desired)

  • 2 Persion cucumbers (or 1 large cucumber), sliced and quartered

  • 1/2 red onion, diced

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • Juice and 1/2 lemon (if desired)

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • Additional ingredients could be sliced avocado, tomatoes, feta cheese or even olives!

Directions

  1. Drain and rinse the beans and combine in a large bowl.

  2. Add cilantro, cucumbers, onion, lime and lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper to bean mixture.

  3. Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

Enjoy this bean salad on its own or as a side dish! I've paired my salad with one of my favorites: chicken and bacon wrap with a hummus spread - using "Truly Handmade" tortillas from Trader Joe's and Boar's Head pine nut hummus...YUM!

For more healthy and simple recipes or to inquire about nutrition counseling, contact me today!

kelsey@thriverd.com

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