Rainbow Bean Salad
This colourful and nutritional bean salad is the perfect accompaniment to your BBQ’s this summer. As well as being a great addition to an al fresco spread, this works well as a light lunch when topped with some salmon or grilled chicken.
The beans at the heart of this dish are a good source of protein but most importantly are rich in minerals that are needed to regulate the body and blood pressure. Chard is a strong source of dietary fibre that’s easy to grow at home but can be substituted for spinach if you struggle to find it.
This recipe is designed to be pantry friendly, so if you don’t have pumpkin seeds, you can opt for walnuts or sunflower seeds instead. Swap black beans for kidney beans, rice noodles for brown rice, chickpeas for butter beans and soybeans for broad beans. These are simple swaps that also help you maintain the nutritional richness of the dish without compromising on flavour or colour.
While the seasoning appears to be slightly oriental, in this quantity it really helps to bring out the flavours of the key ingredients, resulting in a light and refreshing taste with plenty of depth.
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