Tangy Bean and Spinach Salad

Tangy Bean and Spinach Salad

Tangy Bean and Spinach Salad
Authored by: Bean Education Awareness Network
Makes 8 servings.
This simple salad will provide you with nearly half of your folic acid requirements for the day.


  • 1 can Pinto or Lima beans or
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked dry packaged Pinto or Lima beans
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 small avocado, peeled, pitted, cubed
  • 2 green onions and tops, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fat free prepared sweet and sour dressing
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 can Mandarin orange segments, drained or
  • 1 fresh orange, peeled, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds


Combine beans and vegetables in salad bowl pour dressing over and toss. Add spinach and oranges and toss. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 241; Fat 9g; % Calories from Fat 30; Carbohydrate 37g; Folate 190mcg; Sodium 502mg; Protein 9g; Dietary Fiber 9g; Cholesterol 0mg.

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