Colourful Kidney bean salad in honey-mustard vinaigrette

Meet my new favourite salad- Kidney bean salad in honey-mustard vinaigrette!

Colourful, vibrant, tons of fibre and protein packed!


I love salads! I could eat them for all my meals especially when I have been binge eating too much. There are days when I have only salads for my meals- Peach and plum salad for breakfast, Spicy soba noodle salad for lunch and Pasta salad in balsamic dressing for dinner.


This kidney bean salad with honey-mustard dressing is a flavourful bomb. Unlike other salads, kidney beans make this salad super hearty and delicious!

Dressing really is the centre piece of this salad- Tangy, sharp, sweet and spicy. I love it so much that I add to most of my salads on daily basis. I have used this dressing before in Strawberry and beetroot salad with candied walnuts too. Its even good as a marinade for grilling vegetables to make Veggie skewers.


Bonusapp recently selected my blog as Top 10 Healthy food blog- India 2018 and I can't thank them enough for appreciating my work.

In this fast paced life, we often stuff ourselves with all sort of unhealthy food on daily basis. Just with very little effort you can make delicious healthy food and fuel your body with right nutrition. There are so many healthy recipes on blog which can be used for everyday cooking. Healthy Paneer Schezwan frankie, Mexican bean tacos, Penne Arrabiata and Chia pudding & granola parfait are some of the many nutritious and quick recipes on the blog.




Coming back to this salad, its a very very healthy protein packed meal with tons of fibre in the form of colourful veggies. Its easy, delicious, crunchy, filling and works great if you are trying to loose weight.This salad would also make a perfect weekday lunch or dinner when you want something quick and nutritious. Have it with a bowl of Minestrone soup or Roasted Tomato Soup for a complete meal.

I pack this salad atleast twice a week for my husband's lunch and he absolutely loves it.


Colourful, healthy, filling and protein packed Kidney bean salad in honey-mustard vinaigrette

Type: Appetiser
Diet: Vegan/gluten free/ vegetarian
Serving: 1-2 people

Ingredients

1/2 cup whole kidney beans
1 tomato- chopped
1 onion- chopped
1 cucumber- chopped
1/2 red bell pepper- chopped
1/2 red yellow bell pepper- chopped
1 grated beetroot
1 grated carrot
2 tbsp chopped coriander

Dressing

3 tsp Olive oil
2 tsp mustard sauce
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp water
1/2 Mixed dried herbs
salt to taste

Method

Soak kidney beans overnight or for at-least 8 hours.

Cook kidney beans till aldente.

Strain excess liquid and keep aside.

To make dressing, take a small plastic jar and add all ingredients. Cover with the lid and give a good shake. Your dressing is ready!

Add cooled kidney beans,chopped tomatoes, onion, cucumber, bell peppers, grated beetroot and carrot in a salad bowl.

Now pour the dressing and give a good toss so dressing is mixed through.

Garnish with chopped coriander and serve immediately.


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