Finding a meal that balances healthy and filling can be a challenge sometimes.

What’s good for you doesn’t always fill you up and what fills you up isn’t always good for you. Quite the conundrum!

Luckily, we have got a recipe that won’t only make your taste buds go wild, it’ll leave you satisfied in the hunger department without any guilt.

One crucial element of a salad that can make or break the recipe is the dressing. In the case of this recipe, the dressing does not disappoint. Let the beans marinate with red wine vinegar, oil and seasoning marinate to fully let them soak into the beans and capture the full flavor of this homemade vinegarette. If you are short on time you don’t have to let them sit very long, but we recommend letting them marinate overnight for the best results.

Avocados always seem to be in season, which is good news for this recipe. Add some diced up avocados just before serving. Not only are avocados delicious and filling, but their creaminess is the perfect compliment to balancing the acidity of the vinegarette.

Ripe avocados are pretty easy to find. If you aren’t sure how to tell, just give them a little squeeze. A ripe avocado will yield to firm, gentle pressure. So next time you are shopping be sure to pick up a couple ripe avocados.

 

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Randall Beans Avocado Mixed Bean Salad

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/8 cups Randall Ultimate 4-Bean Mixed Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 small clove garlic, split in half
  • 2 cups peeled, bite-size avocado cubes
  • Fresh spinach or romaine

Instructions

  1. Combine beans, onion, vinegar, oil, and seasonings, and let marinate. When ready to serve, add avocado and place on a generous bed of greens.

 

How familiar are you with quinoa and kale? Quinoa and kale are what are called “super foods”, meaning they are excellent cornerstones of a healthy diet because they are packed with nutrients and vitamins. They are also pretty darn delicious and go great with beans!

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