Layered beans salad
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Layered beans salad with ranch dressing

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Layered beans salad made with red onions, cucumber, sweetcorn, tomatoes, lettuce, black beans and dressed with yogurt ranch dressing.

This tasty salad is the perfect combination of sweetness and crunch; the ranch dressing compliments the sweet flavours of the salad’s ingredients with its kick of mustard. Black beans are full of protein, fibre and iron, making this salad more than other salads that won’t satisfy your hunger. You can rest assured that this salad will serve as a delicious side or as a meal in itself if you wish.

Layered beans salad Ingredients      

Layered beans salad ingredients

Veggies: Fresh tomatoes (cherry and vine tomatoes), freshly ground black pepper, garlic cloves, thinly shredded lettuce (you can use any), black beans, sweetcorn (or organic corn), medium red onion, English cucumber and homemade yogurt ranch dressing. You can sub any of the vegetables for your favourites, feta cheese is also a popular addition. Deseed the vine tomatoes before dicing to get ride , the cherry tomatoes are okay to just cut into two halves.

Ranch dressing: 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1-2 teaspoons of unsweetened almond milk, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons garlic granules, 1 teaspoon onion powder (optional), 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley or dill, 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives and ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper to taste. You can use other salad dressings of choice as well.

How to make layered beans salad

This salad is very easy, all you need do is the slicing and cutting before tossing the ranch dressing on top.

  1. The first step is to make the yogurt ranch dressing. Add all ranch ingredients above into a small glass jug or bowl, whisk all together until it’s smooth. If the dressing is too thick you can add more spoons of unsweetened almond milk to thin. Refrigerate dressing until it’s ready to use.
  2. Chop tomatoes, and press the garlic. Add both in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Gently stir all together and set aside.
  3. Chop the other vegetables (onions, cucumber and lettuce). Assemble all veggies in layers using a clear glass bowl (preferably bowls with straight sides) to create a layered look.
  4. For the first layer, spread the sweetcorn as the base followed by diced onions, black beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce at the top as seen in the pictures above.
  5. Serve with the ranch dressing. You can cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours. When you’re ready to serve it, drizzle some of the ranch dressing on top and serve immediately.

Layered beans salad with ranch dressing

5.0 from 2 votes
Recipe by Oluwaseyi O’shea Course: SaladCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4-6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

165

kcal
Total time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs Fresh tomatoes (cherry and vine tomatoes)

  • 200 grams Black beans

  • 165 grams Sweetcorn (organic corn)

  • ¼ teaspoon Ground black pepper

  • 2-3 Garlic cloves

  • 4 cups Thinly shredded lettuce

  • 1 English cucumber

  • 1 Medium red onion

  • ½ cup Homemade ranch dressing

Directions

  • Chop cherry and vine tomatoes, and press the garlic cloves. Add both in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Gently stir all together and set aside.
  • Chop the other vegetables (onions, cucumber and lettuce). Assemble all veggies in layers using a clear glass bowl (preferably bowls with straight sides) to create a layered look.
  • For the first layer, spread the sweetcorn as the base followed by diced onions, black beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce at the top.
  • Serve with the ranch dressing. You can cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours. When you’re ready to serve it, drizzle some of the ranch dressing on top and serve immediately..

Notes

  • If you’re not eating all at once, return the remain salad and ranch dressing to the fridge after serving to keep in fresh.
  • PS: Nutrition information is estimated using an online nutrition calculator and based on ingredients used.

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