Crazy Good Bean Salad

A combo of simple ingredients when combined equal a salad so good, it's crazy!

This salad is crazy. A crazy bunch of ingredients that seem random but when tossed together just work – and work so good it’s crazy! You can add a cooked grain like quinoa, farro, rice or even pasta. I love it alone as a simple side dish to chicken, fish or tofu. It’s gets better the longer it sits so try to make a few hours or even a day ahead of time.

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Crazy Good Bean Salad

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This bean salad is great alone or as a simple side dish to chicken, fish or tofu.
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Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 8
Diet Vegetarian

Ingredients
  

For the Dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced

For the Salad:

  • 1 can 15 oz black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can 15 oz chickpeas beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup fresh/frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ¼ red onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh parsley or basil or both!

Instructions
 

  • In the bottom of a large bowl, combine dressing ingredients and whisk well.
  • Add remaining ingredients, toss and serve chilled or at room temperature.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cupCalories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 6gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 311mgFiber: 6g
Keyword bean salad
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