Salads & Bowls

Fresh Vegetable & Mixed Bean Salad

This salad is undeniably one of my all-time favourites to indulge in without an ounce of guilt! This vibrant dish comes together by combining fresh vegetables, beans, a drizzle of olive oil and some of your favourite herbs! It’s one dish you’ll make more than once – that’s for sure!

Naturally, I absolutely LOVE salads. I eat them whether it’s a warm, sunny summer day or a brick cold winter evening. I eat them whether I’m trying to shed a few pounds, or simply just enjoying life. I love salads! To add to this, I love experimenting with foods and if you’ve ever been around me when ordering food, you know I am the customization QUEEN (hahaha – my friends and family know what I’m talking about)! With that being said, it only makes sense that this fresh vegetable, corn, and bean salad is one of my faves! It combines some of my favourite, and not so favourite, foods into a balanced meal of perfection! Recipe below…


Variations & Recipe Notes

Beans! I do acknowledge that not everyone likes beans or some prefer one type of bean over another (pinto over black, red kidney over chick peas etc. ). So I say feel free to sub in any beans you personally enjoy, and omit any that you don’t! I’ve tried this recipe a million different ways and it ALWAYS tastes great!

Throw These In! Another great thing about this salad is you can spice it up with some jalapeños and red chili peppers or you can add some cheese. It also pairs very well with chicken. Try it barbecued… delicious!

Say No to Extra Liquid! Ensure you strain your vegetables & beans thoroughly, especially tomatoes; you do not want a soggy salad! It also helps to keep your salad fresh and crunchy if you have leftovers!

Fresh Vegetable & Mixed Bean Salad

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This salad is undeniably one of my all-time favourites to indulge in without an ounce of guilt! This vibrant dish comes together by combining fresh vegetables, beans, a drizzle of olive oil and some of your favourite herbs! It's one dish you'll make more than once - that's for sure!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bell Peppers any combination
  • 1 cup Cucumbers
  • 1 cup Celery
  • 1 cup Tomato seeded, and drained
  • ⅓ cup Green Onions
  • ½ cup Red Onion
  • 1 cup Whole Kernel Corn
  • 1 cup Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 cup Black Beans
  • 1 cup Chick Peas
  • 3 tbsps Italian Herb Blend (I used the Club House Brand)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Salt or to taste
  • 3 tbsps Olive Oil
  • Fresh Chopped Parsley garnish
  • Squeeze of Lemon
  • This is a guideline. You may need to add more Italian herb blend, olive oil etc. depending on your quantities. Once the ingredients are combined and refrigerated for at least 15 minutes, the flavours will infuse and blend.

Instructions

1

Prep and mix together all the fresh vegetables, beans and corn. Drain any excess liquid.

2

Season with Italian herb blend, sugar, pepper, salt if needed, and olive oil.

3

Garnish with fresh parsley and a squeeze of fresh lemon.

4

Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes and serve!

Notes

A. Once the ingredients are combined and refrigerated for at least 15 minutes, the flavours will infuse and blend. Do not over season!

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