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A protein packed superfood salad with black beans and chickpeas, kale and spinach. Healthy, delicious, and perfect for lunch or dinner.

Protein Superfood Bean Salad

A delicious, easy, and healthy protein packed salad to get you and keep you energized.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 200 g uncooked black quinoa
  • 2 cups 480 ml water
  • 1 15 oz [425 g] can of black beans, rinsed well
  • 1 15 oz [425 g] can of garbanzo beans, rinsed well
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped kale
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • FOR THE DRESSING
  • 1/3 cup 80 ml white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon 15 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon Bee Free Honee
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger or 1 tsp fresh ground ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Put the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and rinse well. Transfer to a saucepan and add the water. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce the heat to a low simmer. Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until the germ has separated from the grain. Let cool.
  • Drain and rinse the beans and put them in a large salad bowl with the kale and spinach. Add the quinoa and toss with the dressing.
  • FOR THE DRESSING
  • Finely mince the white bulb of the green onions and add to the vinegar. Finely slice the green stems of the onions and set aside.
  • Add the garlic, salt and pepper, and olive oil to the vinegar and whisk well.
  • Enjoy!