If we could choose a signature Plant-Based on a Budget salad, this super-easy bean salad would be at the very top! It's from the Plant-Based on a Budget Cookbook, and by using simple and extremely budget-friendly ingredients we can create a fantastic meal. It’s one of our audience's favorite recipes and this is all for a few good reasons.
If you are trying to live by the motto, eat the rainbow, then this Bean Salad is definitely for you! The red or yellow cherry tomatoes, the black beans, the green cilantro and parsley, and bright yellow corn make this salad an explosion of color. If you would like to add even more bright and nutritious ingredients, you could add some shredded purple cabbage or some grated carrots for an orange touch.
Now, if you’re looking to add a fresher touch, consider adding diced cucumbers or diced celery. It will not only make this bean salad fresher but it will also add an awesome crunch.
This Bean Salad is pretty amazing on its own but if you’d like to make it more substantial, then you have some great options:
If you're looking to increase your protein intake, this recipe is a fantastic way to do it! Beans have a large amount of protein and fiber which makes them a really good option to add to any meal. If you decide to serve this over cooked quinoa then get ready for some serious protein-boosting meal.
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