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Healthy Bean Salad Recipe –  Feel Full, without the Guilt
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Healthy Bean Salad Recipe – Feel Full, without the Guilt

Healthy Bean Salad Recipe

Like me, you probably gained at least five pounds over the holidays. Every year I shock my system to a healthier state, by temporarily eliminating red meat and increasing my intake of plant based dishes.  For me, I really like using beans as a way of substituting that “heavy “stomach feel that meat provides. Beans are great for you, they are high in fiber, lean protein, and vitamins. This Healthy Bean Salad Recipe is delicious and quite addictive.

Bean Salad Recipe Melissas Produce Beans

Steamed and Ready to eat bean in a vacuum sealed bag from Melissa’s Produce

This recipe uses steamed beans from Melissa’s Produce, sold in vacuum bags. This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.

Bean Salad Recipe Mise en Place

Healthy Bean Salad Recipe Mise en Place

Healthy Bean Salad Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 Package, Melissa’s Produce garbanzo beans* 
  • 1 Package, Melissa’s Produce kidney beans*
  • 1 Package, Melissa’s Produce blackeye beans*
    • *may substitute with your favorite canned beans
  • 1/2 Red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Bunch, cilantro, chopped
  • 1  Jalapeno, thinly sliced /deseeded (optional)
  • 1 Cup, frozen or canned corn
  • 1/4 Cup, soy sauce
  • 1/2 Cup, apple cider vinegar (divided)
  • 1/4 Cup, extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon, Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon, toasted sesame oil 
  • 1 Teaspoon, Sriracha (optional)
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons, garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon, course ground pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon, chili powder

Healthy Bean Salad Recipe Procedure

1) Soak thinly sliced Persian cucumber in 1/2 of Apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, pepper.Let soak for at least 10 minutes.

Bean Salad Recipe Pickle the Cucumbers

Bean Salad Recipe Pickle the Cucumbers

1) Drain and rinse beans, add to large bowl

Bean Salad Recipe rinsed beans

Bean Salad Recipe rinsed beans

2) Add red onion, cilantro, and  jalapeno (optional) to bowl, mix

Cut up onions and Jalapenos

 

4) Drain and roast corn in a pan with oil, until slightly browned or charred. Add to bowl and mix

5) Add soy sauce, remainder of apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil,  toasted sesame oil, garlic powder, pepper, salt and chili powder,  and Sriracha (optional). Mix thoroughly, but gently.

Bean Salad Recipe Mix Ingredients

Bean Salad Recipe Mix Ingredients

6) Healthy bean salad recipe is best if refrigerated a full 24 hours.

Bean Salad Recipe Served

Bean Salad Recipe Served

About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.

4 comments

  1. Nourishing and nice but I’m sure I’ll have this mixed salad using warm beans (eat the chickpeas salad warm, with much vinegar and it’s fabulous…).
    Have you never tried?

  2. I really like the idea of this recipe! I may need to make a big batch of it soon! Thanks!!

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