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Easy White Bean Salad

05/03/2016 (Last Updated: 11/05/2018)

Feeling hungry? Looking for a quick snack that’s easy to make yet full of nutrients and protein? This Easy White Bean Salad is the answer. It’s a deliciously savoury 5 minute treat that won’t leave you feeling guilty.

Super Simple Saturday: Easy White Bean Salad - Beans just got cool with this 5 minute SUPER healthy salad. Perfect for a quick side dish or a simple light lunch. Vegetarian. Vegan. | wandercooks.com

Since we got home last week we’ve been gradually settling into the routines of a non-travelling life.

There’ve been those pesky bills to pay, those appointments with doctors and dentists to schedule, and all the other niggly things you forget actually exist when travelling for a long period of time.

So to perk us up in the middle of yesterday’s Day of Gettin’ Things DONE we needed a quick and easy dish to tide us over for lunch.

Cue this addictive Easy White Bean Salad.

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We picked up this super simple little 5 minute recipe from our Bulgarian couchsurfing host Boris.

He had a whole heap of kitchen tricks up his sleeve that he’d learned from his mother, which made for an awesome time cooking and eating together during our short stay in Burgas. (A surprisingly gorgeous city on the Black Sea Coast.)

Super Simple Saturday: Easy White Bean Salad - Beans just got cool with this 5 minute SUPER healthy salad. Perfect for a quick side dish or a simple light lunch. Vegetarian. Vegan. | wandercooks.com

Easy White Bean Salad

This salad is ridiculously simple to prepare. Literally open can -> drain beans -> throw in red onions, herbs, olive oil and seasonings -> BAM. Side salad DONE and it’s time for a shot of Bulgarian Rakiya.

Plus those little white beans are packed full of protein and healthy. When things taste this good AND they’re this healthy as well, they’re definitely a winner in our books.

Super Simple Saturday: Easy White Bean Salad - Beans just got cool with this 5 minute SUPER healthy salad. Perfect for a quick side dish or a simple light lunch. Vegetarian. Vegan. | wandercooks.com

Using gorgeous fresh basil leaves was a no brainer when we could secretly pinch a few off our Wandermum’s basil plant at the back of the garden (shhhhh), but you could easily substitute that with your favourite fresh herb.

Martha recommends a few awesome flavour pairings that we can’t wait to experiment with, such as mint if you’re dishing it up alongside lamb, dill with fish, and basil with chicken.

Now would you look at that? It’s like 4 salads in 1. 😉

Super Simple Saturday: Easy White Bean Salad - Beans just got cool with this 5 minute SUPER healthy salad. Perfect for a quick side dish or a simple light lunch. Vegetarian. Vegan. | wandercooks.com

Picnics, BBQ’s, healthy mid-afternoon snack-fests… White Bean Salad is up for it all.

Feel free to make it a day ahead so you’re super prepared and don’t come empty handed to your best friend’s house party. The flavours will mingle through the beans and taste extra awesome when it’s time to get stuck in.

Or seriously, you can do what we did and throw it together in less than 5 minutes for a quick lunch on the go.

Keep a can of beans in the cupboard and you’re set for the next hunger craving, whenever and wherever that may be.

Super Simple Saturday: Easy White Bean Salad - Beans just got cool with this 5 minute SUPER healthy salad. Perfect for a quick side dish or a simple light lunch. Vegetarian. Vegan. | wandercooks.com

What’s your favourite 5 minute snack? What is your GO TO recipe to beat the sugar cravings with a tasty healthy treat? Leave a comment and share the love! And don’t forget to check out our other quick and delicious Super Simple Saturday recipes. 😀

Left over beans? Why not whip up this Albanian White Bean Soup for lunch tomorrow? 😉

Super Simple Saturday: Easy White Bean Salad - Beans just got cool with this 5 minute SUPER healthy salad. Perfect for a quick side dish or a simple light lunch. Vegetarian. Vegan. | wandercooks.com

Easy White Bean Salad

Feeling hungry? Looking for a quick snack that’s easy to make yet full of nutrients and protein? This Easy White Bean Salad is the answer. It’s a deliciously savoury 5 minute treat that won’t leave you feeling guilty.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Bulgarian
Author: Wandercooks

Ingredients

  • 400 g white beans drained
  • ¼ red onion finely chopped
  • 4 fresh basil leaves finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place white beans in a serving dish. Top with red onion and basil.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Serve immediately or cover and keep cool in the fridge to serve the next day.
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenn
    09/03/2016 at 1:46 pm

    Sounds so good! I love simple salads like this. And white beans are so creamy and delicious. Yum!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      09/03/2016 at 4:05 pm

      They are just the best in salads like this! It’s like they soak up every last drop of flavour and become MAGIC BEANS OF AWESOMENESS. Haha too keen? 😛

  • Reply
    Jill
    09/03/2016 at 1:09 pm

    I love simple and delicious recipes like this!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      09/03/2016 at 4:03 pm

      Us too! It’s nice to have something quick and easy and ready to go when hunger strikes. Bonus points if it’s healthy too!

  • Reply
    Bella B (xoxoBella)
    09/03/2016 at 12:24 pm

    What a great side dish. Actually I could probably just eat this for my whole meal. Yum!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      09/03/2016 at 4:03 pm

      Yep, we can speak from experience that that’s totally a great idea!

  • Reply
    Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too
    09/03/2016 at 12:07 pm

    Simple and healthy. That is a winner.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      09/03/2016 at 4:02 pm

      Yep, and delicious too. It’s a trifecta!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    09/03/2016 at 12:02 pm

    I love simple and I absolutely love how delicious this looks and sounds. Soooo basically, it’s perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      09/03/2016 at 3:59 pm

      Woo hoo! Haha thanks Sarah 😀 Enjoy!

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