Any salad that has both beans and veggies is sure to be super filling and keep you satisfied for a while, at least until your next meal! These salads are chock full of protein and so much delicious flavors. Give them a go!
1. Grilled Zucchini and Green Bean Salad
This Grilled Zucchini and Green Bean Salad by Taylor Kiser is a mish-mash of simple, whole-food veggie nutrition with a charred and smoky flavors slathered in the most addictive date balsamic vinaigrette. It’s a great way to make your salad more interesting and creatively use whatever veggies are laying around in your fridge! Grilling near-death vegetables is one of the sure-fire ways to make them totally delish and avoid that awkward limp-wilty situation that old vegetables have going on.
2. Milted Quinoa, Corn and Mung Bean Salad
Add a fresh and crisp Minted Quinoa, Corn and Mung Bean Salad by Claire Ragozzino to kick off your holiday menu! The herby bright notes of parsley and mint combine well with the freshness of the corn and sprouted Mung beans. Try this unique spin on a quinoa salad that will leave you feeling satisfied and balanced.
3. Tomato Basil Broccoli Noodle and White Bean Salad
This tomato basil is sooo good – the basil, tomatoes, garlic and white balsamic infuse the broccoli and make a real treat. You really do not want to miss out on this Tomato Basil Broccoli Noodle Salad with White Beans by Alissandra Maffucci!
4. Spicy Kale and Quinoa Black Bean Salad
This Spicy Kale and Quinoa Black Bean Salad recipe by Shannon Leparski is just so amazing. It is full of so many complementary flavors and will be sure to fill you up. Plus you can stuff it in a taco, add some avocado, douse it in hot sauce, it is totally your call!
5. Potato Noodle and Green Bean Salad
This Potato Noodle and Green Bean Salad by Alissandra Maffucci is a great dish to bring to a barbecue or dinner party and wow guests with your creativity (don’t worry, no credit is needed!) It’s fun to serve and the flavors of the potato are much more appreciated, when eaten as noodles.
6. Cajun Corn and Kidney Bean Salad
Source: Cajun Corn and Kidney Bean Salad
Fresh and flavorful, adapt the spice level to suit yourself. A fresh or roasted poblano pepper ups the heat, or try a minced jalapeno. You may notice that there is no added oil to this salad, keeping it even lighter. This spiced-to-your-perfection salad is an ideal addition to any cookout or barbecue. It’s a great make-ahead dish, and travels well, too! This Cajun Corn and Kidney Bean Salad by Tami Noyes can be adjusted to match your tastes and it is sooo good!
7. Mango and Black Bean Salad with Quinoa
8. Fava Bean and Za’atar Potato Salad
Potatoes are filling, versatile, and just plain delicious. Mix up your traditional potato salad with this Fava Beans and Za’atar Potato Salad recipe by Marta Ansaldo and Mimma Sangiorgio features caramelized red onion and green olives. The salad is well-seasoned with za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice blend of thyme, sesame seeds, sumac, and more.
9. Wild Rice and Beet Salad with Muhammara Bean Puree
This muhammara is a roasted pepper based purée that is simple, seasonal, and so delicious to pair with the beet and rice salad. Traditionally, it is a Syrian roasted pepper, walnut, and pomegranate relish/dip for bread or meat but of course, we left all of that out in order to let its flavors truly shine. This Wild Rice and Beet Salad with Muhammara Bean Puree recipe by Rebecca Fallihee is awesome!
10. Fresh Korean Bean Sprout Salad
Source: Korean Bean Sprout Salad
This simple 10-minute Korean Bean Sprout Salad by Julie Park is fresh, crunchy, and addicting. Toss them into a stir-fry, enjoy it as a side dish, mix into a salad, or eat it as is. No matter how you eat it, you’ll love it!
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Lead Image Source: Fava Beans and Za’atar Potato Salad