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Healthy lunch doesn’t get better than this! This Easy Veggie Black Bean Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing is the best vegetarian and gluten free meal prep recipe for lunch (or a simple side dish!) all week long. Made with peppers, kale and carrots tossed together with a homemade dressing with cumin, honey and lime, this salad is delicious!

Easy Veggie Black Bean Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing


  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

Healthy lunch doesn’t get better than this! This Easy Veggie Black Bean Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing is the best vegetarian and gluten free meal prep recipe for lunch (or a simple side dish!) all week long. Made with peppers, kale and carrots tossed together with a homemade dressing with cumin, honey and lime, this salad is delicious!


Ingredients

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For the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or use other liquid sweetener – agave or maple syrup, if vegan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • Fresh ground pepper

For the Salad:

  • 3 cups finely chopped kale (tough stems removed)
  • 2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot (from 1 small peeled carrot)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup; or use any colour pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion

Instructions

  1. IN A JAR WITH A TIGHT-FITTING LID, SHAKE TOGETHER THE DRESSING UNTIL SMOOTH – OLIVE OIL, LIME JUICE, honey, SALT, CUMIN, CHILI POWDER, PEPPER. SEASON THE DRESSING TO TASTE, ADDING MORE SALT OR LIME JUICE, IF NEEDED. SET ASIDE.
  2. TO A LARGE MIXING BOWL, ADD THE KALE. DRIZZLE HALF OF THE DRESSING OVER THE KALE AND MASSAGE FOR A MINUTE OR TWO UNTIL THE KALE IS WILTED AND SOFTENED.
  3. ADD THE BLACK BEANS, parsley, carrot, pepper and onion TO THE KALE. POUR THE REMAINING DRESSING OVER TOP AND MIX WELL. SEASON WITH ADDITIONAL SALT AND PEPPER IF NEEDED.
  4. BEST IF SERVED IMMEDIATELY. CAN KEEP IN THE FRIDGE FOR UP TO 2 DAYS (ADDITIONAL SALT AND LIME JUICE MAY BE NEEDED IF SERVING A DAY OR TWO LATER)
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1