Bringing lunch to work is an economical and healthy alternative to buying take-out. However, it can be a challenge to think of new and exciting foods to bring to the office. Bean salads are easy to prepare and very versatile. Here is a collection of bean salad recipes that are tasty enough to keep you interested in brown bagging it and hearty enough to carry you through a busy workday.
This is bean salad with a healthy dose of green. The brown rice and collard greens are filling and have just enough Cajun spice to give it a little heat.
Take advantage of the bumper crop of zucchini you can find on your local farm stands (or your back garden) by making this refreshing bean salad. A variety of fresh herbs and lemon juice gives the dish a wonderful aroma. Allowing the salad to sit overnight gives it a more pronounced flavor.
Packed with lots of flavor, this bean salad has a sweet and spicy dressing that plays nicely against the crunch of green peppers. Be cautious if you are using the chipotle pepper in adobo sauce; it’s tasty but quite hot.
Don’t settle for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or fast food. A little planning, a little chopping and some beans can make a lovely lunch picnic even if it has to be at your desk.
This recipe featuring Randall Beans Great Northern White Beans is a perfect summer side dish.