Fresh, Filling & Flavourful Vegan Bean Salad
If you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch or dinner time dish that is packed with flavour and healthy plant-powered goodness, then this vegan bean salad is definitely for you! Combining the delightful crunch of veg, the creaminess of beans and a unique combination of spices, this salad is sure to please.
• 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
• 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
• 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
• 1/2 cup red onion, diced
• 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
• 1 cup jicama, diced
• 1/2 small jalapeno, seeded and diced
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 tablespoons lime juice
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1. In a large bowl, combine the black beans, chickpeas, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, red onion, tomatoes, jicama, jalapeno, and garlic.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, oregano, and sea salt.
3. Pour the dressing over the bean mixture and stir to combine.
4. Serve chilled.
This vegan bean salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and can also be easily adapted to suit your own tastes. For example, you could swap out the jicama for cooked quinoa for more protein or add some fresh herbs for extra flavour. The smoky paprika adds a pleasant warmth to the salad, while the generous portions of beans, vegetables and spices keep you feeling full and nourished.
Originating in South American cuisine and inspired by the abundance of fresh produce available, this vegan bean salad is a testament to the power and versatility of plant-based ingredients. You can enjoy it on its own or as a side dish or topper. As with all salads, the longer it stands, the better the flavour, so if you can make it the night before your event, you’ll be sure to receive rave reviews.
So why not add this vegan bean salad to your regular recipe rotation, and enjoy the deliciousness of fresh, filling and flavourful plant-powered food, in no time at all!