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Kale & Mixed Bean Salad

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This Kale & Mixed Bean Salad was made in 5 minutes in the morning then shoved into the fridge for lunchtime. I love how easy it came together and you have a delicious homemade vinaigrette with it as well!

Kale & Mixed Bean Salad
Kale & Mixed Bean Salad

Ah, spring in Alberta. That time of year when the sun it out and shining and it’s plus 16 Celsius one day, then minus 7 Celsius with snow the next. Why do I live here instead of moving to, oh, Phoenix?

Note to self: buy lotto ticket so you can purchase your own island. Preferably somewhere warm.

So while the weather outside isn’t really cooperating all the time, my palate is ready for spring!

Kale & Mixed Bean Salad

The secret to the vinaigrette is honey to cut the bitterness of the lemon and the mustard. All you need is a mere teaspoon and it takes this dressing from good to amazing!

If you can, find a seedy mustard, like Brassica, it really adds an amazing taste dimension to this salad that ordinary mustard doesn’t. If you can’t find a seedy one, use a good quality mustard.

I hope you enjoy this one! Stay tuned for more salads coming up!

Love you more than chocolate,

Karlynn

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Kale and Mixed Beans Salad

Delicious, healthy and easy mixed bean and kale salad. Even the homemade dressing is super fast as well!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Salad
Cuisine
American
Servings
4
Calories
123
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 15/16 ounce can of mixed beans rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups of washed shredded kale
  • 2-3 tablespoons finely diced red onion

Salad Dressing:

  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp European style mustard like Brassica mustard with whole mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garlic herb seasoning
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add beans, kale and onion.In a small measuring cup, combine the remaining ingredients, whisking together thoroughly.
  2. Pour over the kale and beans. Mix in completely, covering all the salad.
  3. Place in the refrigerator for at least half an hour before serving. You can let this sit for a few hours while the dressing softens the kale leaves, the longer the better!
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 123kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 68mg, Potassium: 384mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 133.9%, Vitamin C: 102.2%, Calcium: 10.4%, Iron: 8%

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Sehat ki Baat - Greeniche ke Sath says

    Kale has 14% more protein than spinach. No wonder why it is being used so much instead of spinach. A super food indeed.

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      And I actually LIKE kale lol, even though it’s trendy. Actually, it’s not that trendy anymore, so we can all enjoy it more now 😉

    • Sehat ki Baat says

      We love Kale too. Trendy or not, it surely is one of the best veggie options out there. As they say, Kale is the new Beef 😉

  2. Sehat ki Baat - Greeniche ke Sath says

    Kale has 14% more protein than spinach. No wonder why it is being used so much instead of spinach. A super food indeed.

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