Kidney Beans Salad with Cheesy Avocado Dressing is a scrumptious and protein rich meal. It has a distinct BBQ/smoked flavor which I created with only handful of ingredients and in less than 10 minutes. No hassle and no smoke alarms. HAHAHHA!!!!
I am trying to be on a salad diet this summer for two reasons. First I want to include some raw fiber into my diet. Secondly, I don’t want to stand near the stove for hours. Therefore, salads come to my rescue and it’s the healthiest food ever. I love salads and especially if it’s unique, quick and flavorful. It’s a bonus if some plant based protein is added to it. This time I decided to pile on kidney beans for this salad.
I blended avocado, nutritional yeast, salt, paprika powder along with some lemon juice and water. Then I casually licked the dressing just to check on the seasonings and VOILA! It was absolutely a surprise to me. I couldn’t believe the smoked BBQ flavor that I created without even thinking twice. My taste buds went gaga over it. I had no idea it would be so simple to create the magical taste of the dressing that I have been craving for.
Thereafter, I combined all the salad ingredients of my choice and tossed in the decadent dressing and devoured every bit of Kidney Beans Salad with Cheesy Avocado Dressing. You can be as creative as possible with this salad. No doubt that it tastes even better when you add more variety of salad ingredients of your choice. You may make the cheesy avocado dressing ahead of time and refrigerate in a glass container. Also, I tried this salad by garnishing it with a bit of vegan sour cream. It enhanced the deliciousness of Kidney Beans Salad with Cheesy Avocado Dressing.
Kidney beans – Being an excellent source of molybdenum kidney beans are rich in protein and extremely satisfying.
Avocado – Being the only source of monosaturated fatty acid avocados are very versatile as well as contains essential vitamins and minerals.
Nutritional yeast – A plant based food with cheesy texture and flavor. Nutritional yeast is high in B – complex vitamins.
Walnuts – Being and excellent source of anti – inflammatory omega 3 essential fatty acids walnuts are high in manganese and copper along with B vitamin.