Easy Summer Bean Salad


I recently visited my mom and she is doing some yummy recipes using beans. Getting plant based protein is a definate win in my book, so we’ve been trying to get creative with different ways of incorporating beans into our diet. To call this a salad recipe is a bit lofty, truth be told. All you are doing is opening some cans and adding a few store bought items and tada! You’ve got a delicious, low fat, protein packed summer bean salad. My kind of recipe!!! It’s a great side for any menu and an easy go to when you are asked to bring a salad to a BBQ or summer gathering.


1 can of black beans drained and rinsed

1 can of chick peas drained and rinsed

chopped fresh parsley to taste ( I like to add a lot!)

1/2 a diced red onion

2 tbsp of Panera poppyseed dressing (only 25 calories/no fat/4 g sugar….delightful!)

*fun option: I love to add a cup shelled edamame to this recipe as well!


Combine all ingredients in bowl. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour before serving. I also make it up ahead of time to eat as a snack during the week. It couldn’t be any easier and it really is a nice way to get some protein into your diet.

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