This White Bean Salad is super quick and easy. It’s perfect on it’s own, served with crackers, or as a sandwich in pita bread or a wrap. You’re only 5 minutes away from delicious eats!
*Just a quick note to let you know this post is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free in honor of the 21-Day Dairy-free Challenge, and the Dairy-Free Menu Plan event being hosted by Go Dairy Free. I only recommend products that I love and use myself. All opinions are my own.*
As much as I love being in the kitchen and cooking up a storm, sometimes I just don’t have the time to make something elaborate. Correction – I pretty much never have time for elaborate. But, often, I can’t even piece together 30 minutes to make a meal.
I know many of you are in the same boat – can I get a show of hands please? Yup, that’s a lot of you! But I also know you are trying to be healthy and you really don’t want to reach for that frozen diet meal or yet another protein shake.
This month on the blog I’ve been sharing easy recipes that can be made quickly (Vegan Pesto Tortilla Pizza anyone? Takes just 20 minutes!). This Vegan White Bean Salad is perfect for a quick lunch, an easy dinner, or even yummy snacking throughout your day. It’s healthy, dairy free, gluten free, oil free, and delicious! Oh, and did I mention it takes only about 5 minutes?! Promise!
21-Day Dairy-Free Challenge & Dairy-Free Menu Plan Event
Go Dairy Free and So Delicious want to help you to stay on track with your healthy dairy free goals too. If you’re new to dairy free eating or just want a little help to stay on track, you can sign up for the 21-Day Challenge here. You’ll find tips, shopping lists, ingredient swap suggestions, snack list, COUPONS (every week!), and more!
At the end of the challenge, Go Dairy Free will provide an additional full week menu plan (breakfasts, lunches and dinners) to help you continue with your dairy free lifestyle. There are so many delicious choices, you won’t miss the dairy!
Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative
I use So Delicious Dairy Free Unsweetened Yogurt Alternative as the base for the dressing for this salad. I use this dairy free yogurt all the time in sauces, spreads, dressings, smoothies, on top of chili, or simply mixed with fruit and granola for breakfast or snack. It’s creamy, a little tangy and, ahem, so delicious. 🙂
Easy and Versatile
There is nothing better than an easy recipe that is versatile. In fact, these kinds of recipes are key for staying on track with healthy eating. If recipes are too difficult or call for hard to find ingredients, the chances are slim that most people will try them more than once, if at all. At least, this is how it works for me and I assume all of you too. With too much on our “plates” (see what I did there? Ha!) already, why add the stress of a complicated recipe? Despite what some might think, healthy and complicated are not interchangeable!
So Many Options
Pile this White Bean Salad into pita bread with some leafy green lettuce or roll it up into a wrap. Serve it with some crunchy rice crackers for a great texture contrast. Toss it with mixed greens and chopped nuts or seeds for a hearty salad. It would even be perfect as a side dish for falafel, crunchy fritters or a veggie burger. Heck, you could even turn this into a party dish by serving it as a bruschetta topping. How would you eat it?
Quick and Easy White Bean Salad
I hope you love this White Bean Salad as much as we do. If you try it, please come back and leave a comment below with your feedback and star rating. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it! Enjoy!
Quick & Easy White Bean Salad (vegan, gluten free)
For the White Bean Salad
- 1 1/2 cups cooked white beans (or 1 15 oz can, rinsed and drained)
- 1/2 cup diced cucumber
- 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
- 2 green onions (chopped)
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
For the Tangy Dairy Free Yogurt Dressing
- 1/4 cup So Delicious Dairy Free Unsweetened Yogurt Alternative (or your fave dairy free unsweetened plain yogurt)
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- salt/pepper to taste
For the Pita Sandwich
- 4 big leaves of red leaf lettuce (or your favorite salad greens)
- 4 pita pockets (gluten free, if desired)
- Mix all the ingredients for the White Bean Salad in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Mix all the ingredients for the Tangy Dairy Free Yogurt Dressing in a small bowl.
- Pour the dressing over the white bean salad and mix well.
- If serving as a pita sandwich, tuck 1 lettuce leaf into each pita pocket and fill with equal amounts of the white bean salad.
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