This salad is an easy, tasty, full of fibre dish.  I add it to rice or barley for a filling lunch.

bean salad

Yes, there is sugar in this one.  I have reduced it as much as possible from the original recipe.  This is a trade off – a bit of sugar for all the fibre goodness and nutrients that come with legumes.

In a medium to large bowl (preferably with a  lid) combine:

  • 2 cans of beans (I like to use small beans like navy, black and Mexican red beans as they are easier to digest – read less gassy)
  • 1 cup wax beans and green beans, cut up (frozen works well)
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Toss well, cover and refrigerate overnight.  Toss again and enjoy!