Crisp veggies, a sweet-tart dressing and a nutritional boost from black beans and edamame make this a delicious and healthy 21 Day Fix-approved side dish.
Hey guys! I know my posts have been sporadic at best lately, but I swear I’m REALLY trying to get my $&*# together. Since school is officially back in session (whoop whoop!) I finally feel like I have a little bit of time to get things done and it feels seriously good. So good, in fact, that for the first full week I can’t say I did a whole lot other than laundry, dishes, binge-watching Homeland, enjoying the utter silence of my house (when I wasn’t watching Homeland) and (let’s get real) fretting over my brand new kindergartener being in school all day all by herself. Without me.
But hey, I know you didn’t come over here to listen (read?) to me give excuses about why I haven’t posted. You want to know about this pretty-as-a-picture bean salad. With this being Labor Day weekend and all, I wanted to give you guys a healthy side perfect to serve up next to burgers, brats, barbecue or basically anything that starts with a “B.” Just kidding, please don’t serve this with buttercream or a banana split, that might be a little strange.
I’ve been making this recipe, or a variation of it for quite a while and it’s not just a pretty face, it tastes amazing, too. Those fresh, crisp veggies pair so well with the beans and the sweet-tart dressing balances so perfectly with the slightly spicy raw onion. Sometimes I’ll throw in a little chopped fresh basil if I have some on hand, it’s a great addition, but I didn’t have any when I made it this time. Either way it’s really fantastic.
If you happen to make this for a barbecue and have a little left over, I like to throw it on top of greens for a special salad or even eat it all by itself for lunch. Yum 🙂
Hope you guys like this one and have a great weekend spent with family and friends!
If you make this recipe be sure to snap a pic and tag me @thefoodieandthefix on Instagram so I can check it out! It makes me ridiculously happy to see what you guys are making 🙂
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