This tropical bean salad will convey just a little sunshine to your day. With kiwi and pineapple for a burst of taste, broccoli slaw and black beans are the bottom of a wholesome lunch or aspect dish. Add coconut flakes on prime for an additional particular crunch!

Tropical Bean Salad 2.zero

Want a throwback in time? Click by to this submit from 2008 to see model 1.zero of this recipe. I used to be brainstorming some prep-day salads to make for our household this month and this salad got here to thoughts. It’s humorous I can barely bear in mind what I did final month, however I’ve so many good meals reminiscences! This salad embodies the early days of KERF once I was throwing collectively distinctive taste combos in a quest for actual meals made enjoyable.

How to assemble

There is minimal chopping – inexperienced pepper, kiwi, and pineapple. You can use recent or canned pineapple, and tidbits would make this even simpler. I do eat the fur of kiwi, however I peeled it for this salad : ) Drain black beans. And utilizing pre-bagged broccoli slaw makes this salad come collectively so rapidly. Also: it would maintain up in your fridge for a number of days!

Simple White Balsamic Dressing

The dressing is a straightforward white balsamic. I like white balsamic in comparison with darkish for its milder style. You can put this dressing on just about something for the reason that flavors are impartial! Add some recent garlic in case you are a garlic lover.

Tropical Bean Salad Topping Ideas

Toss all of it collectively and serve! This salad can be superior with grilled shrimp or fish. Chicken and tofu work too. I like a few of these coconut chips on prime for crunch! Also think about tossing in some avocado, toasted almonds, mango, or pumpkin seeds.

Tropical Bean Salad

This tropical bean salad will convey just a little sunshine to your February. With kiwi and pineapple for a burst of taste, broccoli slaw and black beans are the bottom of a wholesome lunch or aspect dish. Add coconut flakes on prime for an additional particular crunch!

Keyword black beans, broccoli slaw, kiwi, pineapple

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1.5 cups pineapple chunks Fresh or canned
  • 1 kiwi peeled and diced
  • half of bag broccoli slaw
  • half of a inexperienced pepper diced
  • Pinch Red pepper flakes
  • Pinch salt
  • four tbsp coconut flakes Optional
  • 1/four – 1/three cup white balsamic dressing (see separate recipe)

White balsamic dressing

White Balsamic Dressing

This easy do-it-yourself dressing is nice for all types of salads.

Keyword olive oil, salad dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/three cup olive oil
  • 1/four cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Big pinch salt
  • three grinds black pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder or 1 clove recent garlic, minced

Notes

Makes about 6 ounces of dressing. 

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