Summery Bean Salad


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 adult servings
Summery Bean Salad

This gluten-free, vegan and healthy bean salad is great for dinner, packed lunches and picnics.


  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen lima beans, blanched

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 4 tsp fresh lime juice

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/8 tsp granulated sugar

  • 1 cup sliced yellow sweet pepper

  • 1 small avocado, sliced

  • 3 tbsp chopped parsley

  • 2 cups mixed baby salad greens


  • Combine black beans and lima beans in a bowl. Add olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper, cumin and sugar, and toss to combine.

  • Add yellow pepper, avocado and parsley, and toss gently to combine. Spoon overtop of greens.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 222, Protein 7g, Carbohydrates 23g, Fat 12g, Fibre 8g, Sodium 328mg.

Originally published in the Today's Parent July 2014 issue.

This article was originally published on May 10, 2014

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