Veggie-Loaded Avocado White Bean Salad


Prep Time

20 minutes

Prep Notes

If using dried beans, add an additional 8 hours to preparation time. Just soak the beans over night or for 8 hours during the day; cooking for desired length of time and softness.

Cooking Time

45 minutes

Yields

3 people

Ingredients

1 16 oz. can white beans (cannellini) - drained, rinsed OR use 8-10oz of dried white beans.
1 small avocado, diced
1/3 cup sweet onion, diced
1 small carrot, chopped
1/2 cup spinach, thinly sliced or another green
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
2 tsp white miso paste
1 Tbsp fresh tangerine or orange juice + pinch of zest
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp hemp or sunflower seeds
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt + pepper to taste
topping: harissa + fresh chives
*I used Le Pain Quotidien harissa
toasted bread (I used sprouted grain English muffins


Directions

 1. Add the beans and avocado to a large mixing bowl. Mash well with a fork until thick and chunky, yet creamy like a chunky guacamole or hummus. Mash beans as desired. I like mine well mashed.

(If using dried beans, soak in luke warm water for 8 hours. Cook in boiling water with an inch of Kombu (to reduce sugars) for 25 - 30 min until desired texture to mash. Drain and proceed with step 1).

2. Prep all your veggies and fold into the avocado mixture.

3. Whisk the white miso paste with the citrus juices and vinegar. Fold this liquid into the mixture and continue folding until well combined and the veggies begin to soak into the creamy and liquid.

4. Serve right away or chill in the fridge for 15-30 minutes before serving. This fresh salad is best served right away, since it slightly separates when left over night in the fridge.
* chipotle powder
* jalapeno, diced
* radish, diced
* kale, finely chopped
* parsley or herbs, chopped
* chopped nuts

Notes

Other ingreidents to add

* chipotle powder
* jalapeno, diced
* radish, diced
* kale, finely chopped
* parsley or herbs, chopped
* chopped nuts

This can be used as a dip, a sandwich spread base or as a sandwich itself. Best if eaten within 3 days of preparation.