Black Bean Salad

Plant based, Dairy-free, Vegan

There are times when getting a variety of different vegetables and nutrients in your meal can be a struggle. This is one reason salads can be such a helpful and easy go to meal! Strive for a colorful salad, like colors of the rainbow! Remember, each color brings it's own set of nutrients to the table. So, eat the rainbow!

Ingredients: Serves about 6

  • 1 apple, diced

  • 1 beetroot, diced

  • beetroot leaves rinsed well and sliced thin (optional)

  • 1 celery

  • ¼ cucumber, diced

  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup spinach

  • 2 cups purple cabbage, sliced thin

  • ½ red onion, sliced

  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed.

  • ¼ cup unsalted sunflower seeds

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

  • ¼ cup Olive oil

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika flakes

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

  • ½ tsp thyme

  • ½ tsp turmeric

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Add chopped fruits and veggies into the bowl along with the beans, herbs, oil, and vinegar. (Or use a dressing of your choice!) 2. Mix well and top with sunflower seeds.

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