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Healthy 3 Bean Salad

Did anyone else grow up absolutely loving this classic side dish? This is a healthier take on 3 bean salad (and tastier in my opinion) featuring fiber rich beans, crunchy veggies, fresh herbs and a sweet + tangy vinaigrette made with simple ingredients. This makes for a great bbq side dish or snack!

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Healthy 3 Bean Salad

4-6 servings as a side dish


Salad Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 3 cups fresh green beans, chopped into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 large celery stalks, halved lengthwise and diced

  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion

  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/3 cup raw apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tbsp raw honey

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix ingredients together in a large bowl and enjoy! Let chill in the fridge for a couple hours before serving.

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Vegan Curried Chickpea Salad

This vegan curried chickpea salad is not your average salad! It’s loaded with crunchy veggies, creamy tahini, fresh cilantro and a little sweetness from red grapes. This makes for a super easy and budget friendly meal option.

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vegan curried chickpea salad

serves 4-6


Salad Ingredients

  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinse

  • 2 large carrots, diced

  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 head of fresh cilantro, finely chopped

  • 2 cups red grapes, quartered (golden raisins work great too)

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup tahini

  • Juice of 1 large lemon

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 large clove garlic, minced

  • 1-2 shakes of cayenne pepper (omit if you don’t like spice)

  • 1 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup

  • Water to thin out to desired consistency (I used about 1/3 cup)

  • A generous pinch of salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix together salad ingredients in a large bowl.

  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients and add more liquid as needed.

  3. Mix everything together well. Serve with crackers, over greens or eat alone!

Notes:

  • You can easily use chicken or tuna if you prefer over chickpeas

  • If you don’t like tahini, you can use great yogurt for a non-vegan version

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