The great thing about bean salad is you can’t mess it up! Add any ingredients that are appealing to you and some beans you love and you have a delicious, nutritious, protein packed meal!
Here’s a beautiful salad I made for my husband Chris the other day, as I said in my last post, he loves beans, salad, and bean salad!
1 can or 2 cups, cooked black eyed peas, drained
1 can or 2 cups, cooked kidney beans, drained
1 large orange tomato (any tomato will do
1 purple tomato (again any tomato will do)
1/4 red onion, diced
8 kale leaves, stalks removed, sliced into thin short strips
1 sweet cubanelle pepper or colored bell pepper, red, orange or yellow pepper (see my note below about green peppers), chopped
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Optional: fresh lemon juice, it will stay fresher with it.
Mix all ingredients and serve.
Store in fridge. With fresh lemon juice it will last approx 7 days.