Friday, September 25, 2015

Three Bean Salad

What do you do when you want a healthy meal but don't want to cook? With it being so freaking hot here, I haven't wanted to cook at all. Most of the time I am anti-cooking, we get take-out, but it's not exactly healthy all the time. Instead of getting take out, here's a recipe for a quick and healthy three bean salad. It's full of vitamins and minerals, anti-oxidants, protein, fiber and healthy fats. I add plenty of seasoning for flavor instead of tons of oil. You can have it for lunch or dinner, after a workout or whenever you're in the mood for something good that doesn't require leaving your house. Works for me!

Three Bean Salad
(makes at least 4 servings)

1 15-oz can of black beans (aim for BPA-free cans or even the boxed variety)
1 15-oz can cannelini beans
1 15-oz can garbanzo beans
1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
1 green pepper, diced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbs lime juice
1 tbs lemon juice
1/2 tbs Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning (I got this from the Savory Spice Shop in Encinitas but plain old chili powder will do, or whatever seasonings you like)
8 cups baby spinach, divided into 4 bowls.
1 avocado, diced and divided into 4

Mix all ingredients up to the spinach. Place about 1-2 cups over the spinach and top with avocado. Eat! 


  1. That looks good - we try to eat meatless a couple days a week, this is a good option to add into our routine! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yeah, it's so simple too. You can add rice or quinoa for a heartier meal as the weather gets cooler or keep it like it is. Enjoy and thanks for reading!