Fiesta Bean Salad

Source: skinnytaste.com

Servings: 4 – Size: little over 1 cup – Calories: 335 – Fat: 11.5 g – Carb: 47 g – Fiber: 15.5 g – Protein: 14 g – Sugar: 0.4 g – Sodium: 481.6 mg 

Beans and avocado are a great way to get protein and healthy fats.  This will create a greater level of satiety than carb heavy foods so you won’t need to snack as much.  Choosing the right foods is an important way to keep your daily calorie counts down.

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, diced

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the garlic, lime juice, oil, cumin, crushed red pepper, and salt.

Add the black beans, chickpeas, tomato, onion and cilantro; mix well. When ready to eat, gently mix in avocado and serve right away.

Makes 4 1/3 cups
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2 thoughts on “Fiesta Bean Salad

  1. I zoomed in on the picture and this really does look good. I will definitely use this recipe:) It’s so simple yet so healthy- just what we need after work and running from practices.

  2. This looks yummy and has all the stuff my 5 year old likes 🙂 Thanks for posting. I’ll be following along for more healthy weight reads. If you have the time and interest, I invite you to check out my blog of kids projects & mom stuff. Have a great day!
    Karen
    http://kartwheels.org/

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