Bean Salad with Walnuts and Feta

When you cook your own beans, they are one of the healthiest things out there, and they are delicious with just a pinch of salt. They are also wonderful paired with feta and toasted walnuts, as in this simple bean salad. Bean salad
Yield 2 servings
Time 10 minutes
  • baking dish
  • 2 salad bowls or plates
  • ¼ c walnut pieces
  • 1 c beans,* soaked and cooked or canned and rinsed
  • 2-3 T red onion, minced
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • ¼ c feta, crumbled or cubed
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 t balsamic vinegar
Directions Place walnuts on baking dish, and bake or toast for 5-10 minutes, until just golden. (They can burn very quickly, so keep your eye on them.)

Meanwhile, arrange half of the beans on each plate, then sprinkle with onion, avocado, and feta cheese.

Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, top with walnuts, and serve.

Notes * This salad is perfect with black beans, red beans, or lentils, but it’s a little bland with white beans. I imagine it would also be good with other beans – experiment with different kinds to see what you like best.

Also try Lentil Feta Walnut Salad

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Bean salad with walnuts and feta