Recipes, Responsible Living

Summer Bean Salad

Not only is this simple salad tasty and nutritious, but it’s also easy to make! It can be served as a side salad or a main meal.

Vegan + Gluten-Free

Serves 6+ 

Prep time: 10 minutes


1    14oz can of butter beans, drained

1    28oz can of kidney beans, drained

3    tbsp olive oil

3    tbsp red wine vinegar

1/2 cup nutritional yeast*

1/2 cup red onion, chopped

1    cup curly parsley, chopped

1    cup celery, sliced finely

Salt + pepper to taste


  1. Drain cans of beans.
  2. Mix all other ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Add beans and mix well.
  4. Chill in fridge for at least 1 hour. Stir a couple of times.
  5. Enjoy!

*Nutritional yeast is a vegan staple. It provides a nice “cheesy” flavour to foods. Plus, each cup provides:

  • 16 grams (g) of protein
  • 6 g of fiber
  • 23.7 milligrams (mg) of thiamine, or vitamin B-1
  • 19.4 mg of riboflavin, or vitamin B-2
  • 11.8 mg of vitamin B-6
  • 35.2 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin B-12