An awesome tasting Garden Bean Salad packed with three types of beans, spinach, avocado and dressed in an Asian style dressing.
Summer cooking in my kitchen means lots of light meals and salads, and the chunkier and more stuffed with good things the better!
Because I’m responsible for dinner every night, I try to keep things on the healthier side. My kids know that we have a three-bite rule and they can’t just look at something on the plate and proclaim to “not like it”. Luckily for some awesome reason, salads are something that they really like.
As part of my ALDI partnership and shopping experience I made this tasty Garden Bean Salad with all of the ingredients easily available from an ALDI store near you. This recipe made a seriously giant bowl of salad, enough to easily feed four adults and it only costs $1.12 per serving because ALDI can offer up fresh produce and other goods at up to 50% less than other grocery stores.* That’s hard to beat and especially with several of the ingredients being organic!
Fresh meat and seafood are also available at super low prices and even giant family sized pizza for when you have back-to-back after school activities and no time to cook.
The salad is made up mainly of three kinds of beans. SimplyNature® Organic Kidney Beans, SimplyNature® Organic Garbanzo Beans and SimplyNature® Organic Black Beans make this a fiber-packed party. Add in some SimplyNature® Organic Baby Spinach, cucumber, tomato and avocado and you’re well on the way to maxing out your healthy options for the day.
I’ve made this salad twice, the second time I added some chopped grilled Kirkwood Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs to it and it was ridiculously good. I loved how I could really pile my plate super high and still feel good after I inhaled it probably way too quickly.
SimplyNature® is a private label brand from ALDI that offers all organic or Non-GMO Project verified products, meaning you can get fresh organic produce and other stuff for a lot less than other retailers. This is where you can get over the myth that all organic foods are much more expensive.
Not true guys, you can make this salad or similar and be confident that what you’re eating is healthy, tasty and affordable. ALDI can set these prices because their store models are different than other retailers. Displays are set on pallets meaning employees can fill shelves faster, shopping carts are released by using a quarter. This way employees can focus on being in the store and customer service, rather than bringing carts back to the store.
ALDI is also taking time to be mindful of where they actually source their products from. Sustainable seafood, Fair Trade Certified coffee and UTZ Certified cocoa products mean better deals and opportunities for the farmers who take the time and passion to grow quality goods.
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*Based upon a price comparison of comparable products sold at leading national competitors.
This post was sponsored by ALDI. As part of my partnership with the brand, I received my ALDI Delivered box as a fun way to sample and review products and recipes. This is not a new delivery service.
Healthy Garden Bean Salad
- 15.5 oz SimplyNature Organic Kidney Beans
- 15.5 oz SimplyNature Organic Garbanzo Beans
- 15.5 oz SimplyNature Organic Black Beans
- 1/4 cup sliced green onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 cup diced seedless cucumber
- 1 avocado pitted and diced
- 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup SimplyNature Organic Asian Ginger Dressing
- 1 cup SimplyNature Organic Spinach
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground Stonemill Essentials Sea Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground Stonemill Essentials Black Pepper
Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine.