Three Bean Salad

Beans are a great source of nutrition! High in protein, magnesium, and folate, everyone should strive to add more into their diet for the health benefits. Black eyes peas, another in the legume family, are also high in soluble fiber which can help prevent type 2 diabetes by keeping your blood sugar balanced! Black eyed peas also help improve digestion, prevent anemia, lower blood pressure, increase folate intake, and boost skin and eye health! Did you know black-eyed peas can help detox your skin?! They can!

As I was telling my husband about this post and all the benefits of beans, he quickly added that I leaving out the most important benefit. I’ve been married to this man for a long time and I should know by now what he thinks. I proceeded to ask what benefit he was talking about. I should have known what he was going to say.

This recipe is amazing because it combines black-eyed peas, chickpeas and green beans, along with some fresh veggies, to give you great health advantages. Legumes (beans) are also great for those who are eating a high protein, low carb diet and they can help aid in weight loss!

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I am anemic and have struggled with that my whole life. I was watched closely with my pregnancies because of how sick I could get from it.  I would be so tired that I literally couldn’t get out of bed sometimes. My doctor encouraged me to make sure I was eating plenty of foods that would help. This salad is one of those!

So whether you need a quick, easy and healthy meal for lunch or supper or just want a really delicious side dish for your main meal, this Three Bean Salad is great! It has so many different flavors, from the chickpeas to the orange pepper and onion, all bringing in different flavors and making you fall in love with salads all over again!

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Ingredients

  • 1 can black eyes peas (19oz)
  • 1 can chickpeas (28 oz)
  • 1 orange pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup greenbeans, cut into 1 inch long pieces
  • 1 small red onion, diced (roughly 1/2 cup)

Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 a lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

In a large bowl, mix together the beans.

Prep your veggies and add them to the beans. Mix well.

In a small bowl combine the dressing ingredients. Whisk.

Pour the dressing over the bean salad and mix to combine.

Refrigerate for 12-24 hours until ready to serve.

Makes 8 cups.

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Three Bean Salad

Author Laura Prater

Ingredients

  • 1 Can black eyes peas (19oz)
  • 1 Can chickpeas (28 oz)
  • 1 Orange pepper, diced
  • 2 Stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 Cup Green beans, cut into 1 inch long pieces
  • 1 Small red onion, diced (roughly 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 a lemon, juiced
  • 2 TBSP tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the beans.

    Prep your veggies and add them to the beans. Mix well.

    In a small bowl combine the dressing ingredients. Whisk.

    Pour the dressing over the bean salad and mix to combine.

    Refrigerate for 12-24 hours until ready to serve.

    Makes 8 cups.

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