Mixed Bean Tagine

This is the same as the mixed bean tagine I made before except I added 4 small sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped, and about 100g bulgar wheat. I added the sweet potato in the same time as the other vegetables. I added the bulgar for the last 10 minutes of cooking time. The bulgar adds a nice texture and thickens the tagine.¬† I felt there was no need to serve with couscous or rice this time because the tagine was substantial enough with the added sweet potatoes and bulgar. This means it is a complete one pot meal. No extra pot to clean up! ūüėÄ

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Mixed Bean Salad

I made Mixed Bean Salad  again yesterday. I made it a bit differently this time. I used butter beans instead of chickpeas and I added in some chopped radishes. The butter beans taste good in it and the radishes are a nice crunchy addition.

I had some of the salad for dinner with some spinach bites and falafel. The spinach bites are the brand Strong Roots and the falafel are the brand Me Too! I like to keep a stock of these kind of things in the freezer. They are handy to have for dinner with salad or veggies.

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Black Bean and Pineapple Salad

Another tasty, colourful salad recipe. Black beans and pineapple go really well together.

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Ingredients

1 tin black beans rinsed and drained

1 pineapple chopped

1 red pepper chopped

about a handful of fresh mint chopped

juice of 1 lime

1 tablespoon olive oil

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Step 1: Put black beans, pineapple, red pepper and mint into salad bowl. 

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Step 2: To make dressing mix lime juice and olive oil together in a cup. Pour over salad and mix everything together well. Then you can eat! 

Colourful Bulgar Salad

Another tasty, colourful salad! This is the same as my colourful quinoa salad . I just replaced quinoa with bulgar wheat. Bulgar has a nice texture and taste.

I am really enjoying the colour and taste of pomegranate seeds in my salads these days as well. And I am also adding a lot of fresh mint to my salads because there is a lot of it growing in our garden and I want to take advantage of it!

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Mixed Bean Salad

Another tasty, colourful salad recipe. Beans are a good addition to salad because they are high in protein.

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Ingredients

2 spring onions chopped

1 pepper chopped (I used a red pepper but you could use any colour pepper)

about a third of a cucumber chopped

about a handful of fresh mint chopped

1 tin kidney beans rinsed and drained

1 tin chickpeas rinsed and drained

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

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Step 1: Put spring onion, pepper, cucumber, mint, kidney beans and chickpeas in salad bowl. 

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Step 2: To make salad dressing mix olive oil and balsamic vinegar together in a cup. Pour over salad and mix everything together well. Then you can eat! 

Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing

Another tasty salad recipe. I used my favourite lentil pasta for this salad but you can use whatever type of pasta you have available. Avocado makes a lovely creamy dressing!

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Ingredients

about 100g pasta of your choice

2 spring onions chopped

1 pepper chopped (I used a red pepper but you can use any colour pepper)

about a handful of fresh basil chopped

flesh of 1 avocado

juice of half a lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

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Step 1: Cook pasta according to packet instructions. When it is cooked rinse with cold water. 

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Step 2: Put pasta in salad bowl along with spring onion, pepper and basil. 

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Step 3: To make dressing put avocado, lemon juice and olive oil in nutri bullet (or alternative blender). Blend until smooth. 

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Step 4: Pour dressing over salad and mix everything together well. Then you can eat!