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!
Protein 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!
This 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
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
To 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.
The 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.
Adding 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.
As 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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