Easy Bean Salad Recipe

 A plate of easy bean salad recipe

Beans cause an embarrassing flatulence problem, but there are many health benefits of adding beans into your diet. They are high in antioxidants, protein, magnesium, potassium, zinc and copper. 

7 Benefits of Beans: 

  1. Low in fat: they are only 2-3% fat, which is almost nothing. 
  2. Packed with protein: beans are a vegetable protein and contain no cholesterol. 
  3. Lowers cholesterol level: eating beans regularly will lower cholesterol level and result in a reduced chance of heart disease.
  4. Lowers blood sugar: the protein and complex carbohydrate in beans make this a smart food choice because it is  quickly digested and lowers blood pressure. 
  5. Prevent constipation: as a result of the high fiber content, beans can keep your bowel movements more regular. 
  6. Help with weight-loss: fiber rich food promote weight-loss. Beans happen to be fiber-rich and keep you full longer.  
  7. Wallet friendly: this vegetable protein is affordable and nutritious!

When buying beans in cans, buy organic and rinse before using. 

 

Easy Bean Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 15oz can organic black beans
  • 1 15oz can organic garbanzo beans
  • 1 15oz can organic red kidney beans
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (or cilantro) 
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • A pinch of ground black pepper 

Directions: 

  1. Rinse all beans, add to a bowl. 

  2. Add chopped fresh dill. 

  3. Mix together 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 Tablespoon olive oil, 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar and a pinch of black pepper. Mix with beans, add more salt if necessary.  

* serves 5