Fed up of eating salad but never being satisfied? Feel like you’ve barely eaten anything and your stomach is still growling away? We’re here to change that with another beefy salad (that doesn’t involve beef).
In fact it doesn’t involve any animal at all – this is a pure vegan meal. It’s tasty and nutrient rich and hits all the right spots.
Thanks to that mix of light, crunchy pepper offset by heavy soft beans and a bit of whole wheat bread you get a meal that fills you up whilst providing you with all the essential amino acids and nutrients in one go.
Health Benefits – White Bean Salad
It’s not always easy to eat vegan and get all the things for your diet (in a tasty way at least) but this recipe has it all. It’s high in fiber – which protects you against strokes, diabetes and heart disease (Friendly Fiber) and more besides.
It’s packed with vitamins that you normally find in meat and fish (such as B6 – which helps red blood cell growth and can even fight cancer), as well as vitamins A, C, E, and B2.
On top of that you get the essential amino acids – so called because our body can’t produce them.
They’re the building blocks of protein and we’ve gotta get them into our system one way or another. Red meat is normally a good source – but it outweighs the pros with some very serious cons.
Want more? How about magnesium, iron, calcium and over 20 grams of protein? Still not enough? Fine. Have some kalium and folic acid as well. There. Told you it was good for you.
Crazy Quick White Bean Salad
High Protein White Bean Salad that’s healthy and vegan. High in fiber, vitamins A, C, E, B2 and B6 as well as iron and calcium. Takes less than 10 minutes.
Wash the beans and let water drain.
Dice onion into small pieces.
Wash bell pepper, cut into small pieces as well.
Add parsley and cilantro, not too much of both.
Cut the dried tomatoes in small stripes.
Throw everything into a big bowl, add the olive oil, lemon juice and finish it off with some salt and pepper.
Add some toasted whole wheat bread.
Adapted from Attila Hildmann