Mixed bean salad in black bowl

Healthy mixed bean salad: A protein and nutrient packed lunch. Photo by ABHISHEK HAJARE on Unsplash

Healthy mixed bean salad: A protein and nutrient packed lunch

There are great vegan and vegetarian meals from all over the world. Our healthy mixed bean salad is the perfect addition to any family recipe book.

Mixed bean salad in black bowl

Healthy mixed bean salad: A protein and nutrient packed lunch. Photo by ABHISHEK HAJARE on Unsplash

If you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, it doesn’t need to be hard to find tasty and healthy meals. Maybe you’re just trying to cut out meat and need some new protein sources, beans are always there for you. Our healthy mixed bean salad is a simple recipe with all of the important nutrients you need. It’s a great meal that you can enjoy as a main meal, daily lunch or just a side with the rest of your delicious cooking.

Healthy mixed bean salad hints

Baked and butter beans provide loads of great protein but also a whole lot of dietary fibre. Green beans also have nitrates which help oxygen transport in the blood and is great for those who enjoy cycling and running. You can add other beans like black and kidney beans. You’re also welcome to cook your beans too if you don’t want to eat them raw.

There are great vegan and vegetarian meals from all over the world. Our healthy mixed bean salad is the perfect addition to any family recipe book.

Healthy mixed bean salad recipe

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Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: Main, SideCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Total time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can baked beans

  • 200 g green beans

  • 1 green peppers

  • ¾ cup vinegar

  • 1 can butter beans

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ¼ cup oil

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tsp mustard

  • 1 tsp parsley

  • 1 tsp sweet basil

Method

  • Drain the butter beans and green beans.
  • Mix the beans with all of the other ingredients.

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Do you want to make more healthy vegan and vegetarian meals? Have a look at our excellent recipe suggestions for you to try. There are many more old-school recipes like this one. They are published in the Potchefstroom Boys High School Tried and Tested Recipes of Parents and Friends.

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