Thursday, September 1, 2016

Healthy Bean Salad In Under 10 Minutes

Thank you Shirley at Gluten Free Easily! I could't have asked for a more delicious, health conscious fast and easy recipe for dinner tonight. I just didn't feel like cooking, but needed something quick, yet healthy, for dinner. I found this quick bean salad that can be made in under 10 minutes on Shirley's blog. ( Another few minutes for the dressing)

This recipe has everything I love- chick peas, kidney beans, and black beans, chopped tomatoes, chopped red onion, chopped red peppers, cilantro optional. In addition, there is a homemade citrus dressing that enhances the recipe.

7 Reasons I love this recipe: 
1. No cooking involved
2. It's a quick and easy meal
3. Lot's of fresh summer produce
4. It's high in fiber and nutrients
5. It's vegan, gluten free, and allergy friendly
6. It can be made in advance
7. Makes a beautiful colorful presentation and tastes great

No cooking - Sometimes I just don't want to cook! It's already hot outside, so why heat up the kitchen.

Can be made in advance- make it in the morning, the night before, or just whip it up in 10 minutes before dinner. It will be easy and delicious no matter when you make it.

It's a meal- Beans are high in protein, so this salad can be eaten as an entree for a light dinner or if you want something more- make a baked sweet potato to go with it.

Fresh summer produce- summer tomatoes, red pepper, red onion are still really flavorful and plentiful- this salad gives you yet another way to use your summer produce from your CSA, farm stands, or your own back yard!

High in fiber and nutrients- Beans are not only high in protein, they are also very high in fiber. This recipe is a great way to include more healthy beans into your diet. In addition, the tomatoes, pepper, red onion, and cilantro add even more vitamins to the mix. I'd say this is a pretty nutrient dense salad.

It's vegan, allergy friendly, and gluten free- This salad is allergy friendly as well as healthy! Made from all real food ingredients, it meets gluten free, grain free,  egg free, and dairy free standards

Perfect recipe for company or a pot luck- This recipe is served at room temperature, so if you are having company or want to bring it to a pot luck, there is no need to worry about reheating when it's time to serve it. It also is allergy friendly making it a perfect choice for a pot luck!

Makes a great presentation- The finished product is colorful with the blacks, reds, and greens- it looks vibrant and inviting,

Pin it now -don't lose this recipe- I would classify this recipe as an under 10 minute recipe. This is a recipe you don't want to lose, so pin it right now to make next time for a pot luck or a fast dinner.

My notes:
** I buy organic canned beans that have no BPA in the cans
** If you have more time cook your own beans for the recipe
** I cook beans in the crock pot
** Eat over rice for a heartier meal ( buy frozen rice at Trader Joe's if don't want to cook)

Prep Time: 10 minutes for salad + 5 minutes for the homemade salad dressing
Cook Time: None
see recipe at : Gluten Free Easily


  1. I stumbled upon your blog from the Vegan Linky Potluck. So glad I found you. As a gluten intolerant person myself, I have been making my life more interesting with other grains and whole foods. This is a great salad recipe, with all the goodness of beans and veggies!

    1. Welcome . Please feel free to follow me and receive my posts in your email . Looking forward to seeing you again.

  2. This salad has all of my favorite ingredients in it too and it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

  3. I love quick salads! Sometimes I'm too busy to make a long ingredient, complicated recipe and this is just what I crave in the summer. Quick, easy & satisfying.

    1. There is nothing like a simple, yet tasty satisfying salad. It was love at first bite for me.

  4. What a healthy and easy way to make a tasty looking meal! I love all the beans!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for #HealthyVeganFridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

    1. Beans can be really delicious, satisfying, and certainly frugal. They make a great meal


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