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Summer White Bean Salad

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Summer White Bean Salad

I very rarely turn my oven on in the heat of the summer. I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way! The beautiful thing about eating whole, plant-based foods is that you can get by without an oven and simply enjoy them for what they are. Raw, crunchy, and bursting with nutrients.

One of my go-to fast, easy, and inexpensive summer dishes is a bean salad. This one in particular is vibrant in color, packed with protein, and tangy. Enjoy it as your lunch or as a side with dinner. It’s also great for any late summer parties or cookouts. It is truly a dish that everyone will enjoy.

Summer White Bean Salad

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time:
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 8-12 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cans cannellini beans
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 small sweet onion, sliced thin
  • 2-3 celery stalks, sliced thin
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 cucumber, diced into cubes
  • 3-4 bok choy leaves, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Dash of onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Drain and rinse beans. Add to a large bowl.

2. Add your sliced tomatoes, corn, onion, celery, shredded carrot, bok choy, and cucumber.

3. Add apple cider vinegar, olive oil, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Give it a quick toss until everything is coated. Add more salt/pepper as needed (to your preference).

4. Cover and refrigerate before serving (or enjoy immediately!)

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Bianca Cimini

Bianca Cimini

Founder at The Friendly Fig
Bianca is the creator of plant-based lifestyle and motherhood blog, The Friendly Fig. She currently works out of her New England home as a blogger and freelancer copywriter. When she isn't writing, she can be found experimenting in her kitchen, chasing after her daughter, and watching Office reruns with her husband. Connect with Bianca on her Instagram @thefriendlyfig, Pinterest, and Facebook.
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