Sunday, October 16, 2011


You know when you really need to make a good but super fast and easy meal? Well that's the situation I was in tonight. I'm in the middle of exams and essays and, thus, am in a rush. I looked into my fridge to see what I had. Some left over fajita toppings (jalapenos, avocados, lettuce), which I thought I would put to good use. This salad is great because you can toss whatever you want into it and have something healthy, hearty, and delish ready in less than 7 minutes. I used canned beans since I was in a rush , but you could always soak some fresh ones. This would evidently take more than 7 minutes.

Greens and Beans Salad
Serves two

For the Salad:
1 can mixed beans
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup avocados, chopped into small chunks
1 stem green onion
3 rounds from a jalapeno pepper, finely minced

For the Dressing:
Juice of 1 small lemon, or 1/2 a big lemon
3 tbs olive oil
splash of red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all the solid ingredients in a bowl. Combine dressing ingredients and shake well. Pour dressing over salad, mix well, and eat! If you have some time, it would be a good idea to refrigerate before eating for about an hour so that all the flavours blend together. But I ate it just after making and it tasted awesome. Enjoy!


  1. Woow that looks good!! I wish i can make something like this!

  2. It's super easy so you should try it out!

  3. This dish looks delicious and healthy at the same time! Nice choice of ingredients!!

  4. Thanks! It is very healthy, also very hearty, so it makes for a good and filling meal.