Alright, now here is a salad that eats like a meal. This high fibre, high protein salad is great to whip up for a gathering of many or a batch cook for the week. Beans are a cost effective, nutrient dense option in a time when the cost of food is on the rise. No time to soak and prepare beans from scratch? No worries! Canned beans have the same nutrition and are a huge time saver when in a pinch.
1 can (540 mL) Black Beans
1 can (540 mL) Chickpeas
1 medium Red Bell Pepper – diced
2 Large Roma Tomatoes – diced
2 Medium Avocados – chopped or sliced
1/2 Medium Zucchini – chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup olive oil
1 Green Onions – finely chopped
2 cloves garlic – minced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Salt and Pepper – pinch
- In a large bowl combine the beans, peppers, zucchini and tomatoes.
- In a medium sized mason jar, add in all dressing ingredients and cover tightly with lid. Give the jar a good shake to combine the dressing.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine flavours. Add in chopped avocado and gently mix to combine.