Bean and Beet Chopped Salad

25 Feb

I have been so busy with the college course on nutrition I am taking, that I have not had time to post any new recipes. This salad turned out to be very good and I had to make sure I take the time to post it. Hope someone else will enjoy it as well.

Most chopped salads are loaded with fatty ingredients like bacon and anchovies. This one is loaded with bowl full of nutrients. This is salad has enough protein from soy beans to serve as a main meal for a vegan lunch. It has rainbow of colors and taste.

SALAD:

  • 1 cup cooked shelled soy beans
  • 1 cup fresh green beens cut in 1 – inch pieces steamed
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup cooked roasted beets *
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots

DRESSING:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tbs dijon mustard or other spicy mustard
  • 1/2 tsp ground fresh pepper (no salt needed, mustard has salt)

In a small bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients. In a large bowl toss together all of the salad ingredients and half of the dressings. Save rest of it for later or serve with on side with the salad.

*Beets are easy to cook in the oven. Wrap the cleaned and dried beets in foil. Bake for an hour in 375 degree oven.

Bean and Beet Chopped Salad

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