Don’t underestimate the power of beans in your diet plan. They’re a wonderful source of protein and fibre.
If you’re up for a nutritious, delicious, and convenient recipe for lunch or dinner, this three-bean salad ticks all the boxes.
In our bean salad recipe, we use kidney beans along with other beans and vegetables to make it a complete diet meal. We’re sure you’ll find this recipe a refreshing addition to your meat-based meal plans – or as a wholesome meal in itself.
It's loaded with protein and fibre, and makes a healthy meal if you're bringing lunch to the office. Bonus: if made the night before, it tastes even better the next day as the beans soak up all the flavours overnight.
Did You Know?
Kidney beans – one of the three beans found in our delicious recipe – are a real powerhouse ingredient; they provide roughly 24g of protein per 100g and are bursting with fibre. Low in fat and rich in complex carbohydrates, minerals, proteins and vitamins, the nutrition found in kidney beans has been linked to reducing the risk of various cancers, heart disease as well as diabetes.
That’s not all. Thanks to their fibre and wealth of nutrients, kidney beans can also help with your diet plans. Win, win!
👉 30g black beans
👉 185g kidney beans
👉 200g rinsed chickpeas
👉 175g sweetcorn
👉 30g cherry tomatoes
👉 Olive oil
👉 1 x medium onion, raw
👉 2 – 3 tbsp lemon juice
👉 1 sprig of fresh parsley
👉 A dash of salt and pepper
👉 1 tsp dried basil leaves
👉 1 tsp ground oregano
👉 Rinse all the beans together in water, then boil them until they become tender
👉 In a pan, warm up the olive oil and sauté the chopped onion until transparent
👉 Mix in the cooked beans, tomatoes, sweetcorn, parsley, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano and basil
👉 Mix well, cook for 2-3 minutes
👉 Season to your liking, then serve immediately
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