5-Minute Bean Salad

This is my go-to bean salad and I’m busting it out as the weather starts to get warmer! The ingredients are always in my pantry and it comes together in just a few minutes. It’s so fresh, flavorful, and delicious and packs a punch when it comes to plant-based protein and fiber.

Recipe notes

  • I used white vinegar because the balsamic was 100% coagulated (whoops!) but any vinegar will do
  • I also used vegetable oil but olive oil or another oil will do
  • This recipe is great made ahead as the flavor only gets better with time and whipped up on the spot
  • It makes about 4 1-cup servings or 8 1/2-cup servings

Fueling notes

  • Per 1 cup serving, this recipe packs 46 g of carbs, 14 g of protein, and 4 g of fat, and 12 g of fiber
  • Pre-workout: have at least 3 hours before your session to give you enough time to digest. Add extra carbs or have a pre-session carb snack if possible.
  • Post-workout: this recipe has the ideal 3-4:1 ratio of carbs to protein! Have post-workout meal within 1-2 hours of your session.

The Stuff

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can navy beans, rinsed
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • Generous drizzle of vegetable oil
  • Light drizzle of white vinegar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Sprinkle of thyme

The Steps

  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl and enjoy!
  2. Cover and store in the fridge.

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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