Chef Nourish Colorful Bean Salad

By Chef LaLa

At Chef Nourish, we believe in the power of vibrant, wholesome foods to nourish both the body and soul. Today, we're excited to share a recipe that epitomizes this philosophy: our Colorful Bean Salad, a vegetarian dish bursting with flavors, textures, and nutrients.


  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 cup sweet corn (fresh or frozen)

  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • Juice of 2 limes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional)


  1. Combine the Beans and Veggies: In a large mixing bowl, combine the black beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, red and green bell peppers, sweet corn, and red onion. Toss these ingredients together to create a colorful tapestry of vegetables.

  2. Prepare the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, ground cumin, and chili powder (if using). This zesty dressing is the heart of the salad, bringing a bright and tangy flavor to the dish.

  3. Mix and Marinate: Pour the dressing over the bean and vegetable mixture and toss until everything is well-coated. Add the fresh cilantro and give it another gentle mix. Let the salad marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This resting time allows the flavors to meld beautifully.

  4. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the bean salad chilled as a standalone dish or as a complement to a main course. It’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, or a nutritious addition to your weekly meal prep.

Chef’s Note:

This salad is incredibly versatile. Feel free to add diced avocado, cherry tomatoes, or a sprinkle of feta cheese for extra flavor and texture.


Chef Nourish's Colorful Bean Salad is more than just a vegetarian dish; it's a celebration of fresh, nourishing ingredients coming together in a delightful harmony of flavors. Perfect for health-conscious foodies, this salad is a testament to our commitment to creating delicious, nutrient-rich meals.

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