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Jerk Bean Salad

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 It’s 2015 (!!) and I felt like it was the right thing to do to start off the new year with a salad recipe. But not just any salad… a Jerk Bean Salad

See, I have a thing about salads.  I generally enjoy them. I know they’re healthy and I really do feel good when I eat plenty of raw veggies. But I get bored easily with them. 

Jerk Bean Salad | www.thatwasvegan.comThe key to keeping salads interesting, IMO, is to add tempting toppings. I’m drawn to toppings that are different from what I usually eat, and especially warm toppings. Especially when I’m enjoying a dinner salad in the colder months, I find that warm toppings mixed in with raw veggies makes the whole dish more satisfying. Things like roasted sweet potatoes and buffalo chickpeas

Jerk Bean Salad | www.thatwasvegan.com

 This time around, I started with Boston bibb lettuce which I am a huge fan of. It’s more expensive than “regular” lettuce and I usually only use it for making lettuce wraps. On top of the lettuce I added sliced roma tomatoes, cucumbers and baby ‘bellas. I also had a couple leftover fingerling potatoes that were already cooked, so I sliced those up and added them. 

The absolute best part though? The jerk beans! Basically all I did was heat a can of cannelloni beans in a small pot with jerk seasoning. Once they were heated through, they topped my salad. Oh, and of course some Follow Your Heart vegan ranch because obviously

Jerk Bean Salad | www.thatwasvegan.com

I plan to eat a lot of salads this year, haha!

Jerk Bean Salad | www.thatwasvegan.com

Jerk Bean Salad | www.thatwasvegan.com 


Jerk Bean Salad
Serves 2
A delicious way to keep your salad exciting!
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  1. 2 prepared dinner-size salads, with whatever toppings you would normally use, and dressing of choice
  2. 1 can cannelloni beans
  3. 1/2 to 1 teaspoon jerk seasoning
  1. Drain and rinse the beans, then heat in a small pan over low/medium heat. Sprinkle with the jerk seasoning, starting with just half a teaspoon. Taste and add more as needed.
  2. When the beans are warmed through, add to the top of your salad with a sprinkle of S&P. I highly recommend Follow Your Heart vegan Ranch with these!
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  • Meredith @ Unexpectedly Magnificent January 2, 2015, 8:20 am

    Yum! Those beans look delicious! I get bored easily with salads, too. Unless they have my mom’s balsamic vinaigrette on them. Then I can eat them all the time. 😉

    • Barb January 2, 2015, 10:04 am

      Sounds like it must be really good! Maybe she’ll let you blog the recipe 😉

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