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Green Bean and Tahini Salad

People always ask me where I get my protein from since I don't eat meat. Well, here's a salad that is jam packed full of it. Yes, if you weren't already aware then legumes have protein and lots of it! I'm also going to show you how you can make a seriously delicious dressing that you can use in other recipes too!

greenbeanandtahinisalad grassrootsandgrains5Protein is essential for the body for repair and growth and it also regulates processes in the body such as transporting nutrients and water balancing. If you don’t get enough protein in your diet then the possibility of becoming ill is higher, especially if you are getting a seriously low amount. So to stay healthy, especially on a plant-based diet, it’s important that you make the effort to incorporate protein into your meals each day!

greenbeanandtahinisalad grassrootsandgrains2This salad is a tasty way to do just that and all you’ll need is the following ingredients:

400g of cooked mixed beans
100g of green beans
2 handfuls of shaved almonds, lightly toasted
1/2 a head of Bavarian lettuce (romaine good too!), chopped
1 large avocado
2 clementines
1 yellow pepper, chopped
A handful fresh coriander

Then to make the Tahini Dressing which is also super nutritious, you’ll need:

2 tbsp. of tahini
2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. of tamari
2 tbsp. of lemon juice
1 tbsp. of raw honey

greenbeanandtahinisalad grassrootsandgrains6To make the Green Bean Salad, you simply have to combine all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and then serve into separate dishes. The Tahini Dressing is similarly easy to make and just has to be whisked together in a mixing bowl before being poured over the top of your salad.

greenbeanandtahinisalad grassrootsandgrains7The legumes in this salad aren't the only reason your bodies going to love it. Including clementines in the recipe is an effortless way to improve your well-being.  Clementines are zero cholesterol, zero fat and zero sodium but on the flip-side they contain an impressive amount of dietary fibre and vitamin C.

greenbeanandtahinisalad grassrootsandgrains4Adding shaved almonds into your salad is a delicious way to up the protein of your salad whilst also getting some healthy fats into your meal. Coriander is also full of a range of vitamins, minerals and other goodness as well as adding its distinctive flavour to the recipe.

greenbeanandtahinisalad grassrootsandgrains3As mentioned before, the dressing doesn't have to be used specifically with this dish. It can make a great addition to practically any recipe and can be made fresh quickly in each instance. Tahini is a paste that is light in colour and made from crushed sesame seeds. It is crammed with good, essential fats and also contains vitamin B1, magnesium, copper, phosphorous and manganese.

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This Post Has 55 Comments
  1. So glad I found you (because you found me first–thanks). As a new vegan I need all the recipes I can get. I can imagine all kinds of variations on this.

  2. So glad I found your blog! LOVE the photos and will definitely be trying this salad and the dressing. Thanks for popping by and following my blog!

  3. Cannot wait to try it! I pasted it onto Pinterest, too. I know my friends will love it, as so many of us are vegetarians — and often face that “what do you do for protein” question from friends and family.

  4. This looks AMAZING! My dad has been doing yoga for the past 2 years and he just came back from visiting India for 6 weeks, he is also a vegan and I he loves it, I never thought his food looked good, it lacked color and did not look tasty, but this looks so yummy, I will have to try it! I have always wanted to try to be vegan because I dont really care for the taste of meat but I just dont know where to start and its so hard to shop when everything is geared toward non vegan eaters 🙂 Thanks for sharing this, I will check out more of your blog for sure!

  5. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to dishes using peas and/or green beans. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are some good ones already. Cheers

  6. Julie, thanks for linking up with Food on Friday. I hope to see you again soon. The next Food on Friday is about cauliflower and cabbage. Happy Easter

  7. Hi, Julie! I welcome you to the reader family of Diabetic Redemption — I’m really glad you have joined us. On my blog site, I have a Friends page, where my readers leave info about themselves and their blogs for others to find. I certainly hope you will feel free to do the same. Again, Welcome!

  8. This salad and dressing recipe look amazing. I will have to try this! I have done yoga in the past and that is one of the things I will be getting back into while my neck and back are recovering. I am also adopting a more vegan diet, so, all recipe’s are helpful. Thank you for stopping by my new blog! I have to say your photography is wonderful. I look forward to all your posts!

  9. Hi Julie,
    Thanks for stopping by my new blog and saying hello. You’re recipes look amazing and as a veggie myself I’m always looking for inspiration.
    Hope life in London is going well.

  10. Thank you for finding and following dragonshade. You have a beautiful blog full of delicious ideas. I too am a Natural Health Nutritionist. You are presenting wonderful practical and above all delicious ideas. I am now delighted to be one of your followers too.

  11. I must try this.
    Welcome! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of life’s events as seen through the lens of my camera.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  12. Julie thanks for visiting my blag. Happy to hear you’re loving London. Spring has sprung!
    Your photos of food are terrific. I’m pretty much on line with you, do yoga, ride a road bike, eat gluten free, meat free, salt free, dairy free, sugar free and love life.

  13. Thank you for joining up with us Julie, your food looks very appetising, I hope our Spiritual food will satisfy you we give thanks that our Creator God has provided both for us.
    Christian Love from us both – Anne

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