You need a little color in your life.
Especially when it’s the end of October—candy is showing up EVERYWHERE and the sky is turning a gray color.
The leaves are falling.
And winter is coming.
But there’s a way to brighten up your mood and your dinner (or lunch).
You CAN create vegetarian dinner ideas with a few simple ingredients!
Add a bit of brightness with these pretty white beans and mandarin oranges tossed amongst a bowl of mixed salad greens, chia seeds and unsweetened coconut flakes.
Heck, it’s like Spring break in October.
Don’t ya think?
Well, minus the whole bikini thing.
I mean, if you really wanna, you can toss on your swimsuit and eat this salad but you might wanna keep your puffy coat close because if you’re home is as chilly as mine, you’ll have goose bumps up and down your little bod while noshing on this bowl of goodness.
And, o ya the salad is tossed in this heavenly dressing that I can’t describe. Need I tell you more?
I think you need to try it for yourself.
You’ll enjoy it. Leftovers are just as good packed up for lunch tomorrow- you can stuff them into a gluten-free wrap or pita with a bit of avocado and you’re set.
Like, seriously. You’re set.
Heck, it’s Spring break.
Go have fun and enjoy this tropical bowl of heaven in your swimsuit to celebrate the end of October.
Your neighbor’s won’t think you’re nuts.
They’ll just think you’re in your Halloween outfit.
For more of my favorites, follow along on facebook, pinterest, instagram, twitter and google plus.
Try to buy everything organic. Here’s why: The Benefits of Eating Organic.
- 4 cups mixed salad greens
- 1 cup fresh arugula
- 1 15 oz. can white beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 tangerines peeled and segmented
- 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 tsp. ground flax seeds
- 1 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 tsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
In a large bowl, combine salad greens, arugula, white beans and tangerine segments.
In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper; drizzle over salad and toss to combine. Add flax seeds, chia seeds and coconut flakes; toss again.
Share your thoughts
The Sambu guard sounds like a much better way than chemical remedies to get healthy again! Would love to have it when the nasties hit!
Love your giveaway! I didn’t know these came in so many varieties. I’ve had the black bean and mung bean and would love to try the others. Great pasta!
The combination of flavors here looks wonderful. I will try this!
This looks good! I haven’t really thought of adding beans to a salad. Good Idea!!
I had beans waiting on this recipe.
Love this recipe. Hope that I am entering the right place for comments for the pasta giveaway!
I can not wait to try this! I luv that it has tangerines in it! Smiles!
I love the combination! It is not something I would of thought to put together on my own and yet they are all things I have on hand.
The name alone makes my mouth water
I love your website! full of healthy meal recipes and the pictures are delightful! kudos to great photography!
This dish looks so delicous. I can’t wait to try it!
I can’t wait to try this salad. I’m so excited about the new pasta made from beans that you featured on Facebook.
the way you photographed these beans they look like horse pills. I do love white beans
This sounds tasty! I am trying to do more soup and salads for work lunches now that the weather is getting colder…I will have to add this into the rotation!