Healthy + Filling Five Minute Salad

Much like I'm sure many of you, I've been trying to eat clean this week as I try to detox from all of the wine and chocolate and high fat foods I consumed over the past few weeks. As such, I've been preparing lots of "make ahead" foods that I can make in large batches and eat over a few days. This salad is a great one to make as a side with dinner and then have leftovers for lunch the next day. The white beans add protein and make the salad filling and the avocados add a creaminess that is so good.

The best part? This salad quite literally takes 5 minutes to make. I timed myself from opening the can of beans to my first bite and 5 minutes is all you need. I don't know about you but for someone who's always on the go and doesn't have a ton of time to make complicated meals, this is perfect. Have two servings for a full meal or large snack or use 1/4 of the recipe as a side, either way I'm sure you'll love this simple and delicious recipe. Take a look below for how to make this yummy salad, enjoy!

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What you'll need:

For the salad

1 can of white beans

1 avocado

1 large tomato or 1 cup of cherry tomatoes

1 green onion

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For the dressing

1 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp dijon mustard (regular mustard will do just fine too)

Season w/Salt + Pepper and 1 clove of garlic chopped (optional)

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To make this salad, rinse and drain the can of beans and put in a bowl. Add chopped tomatoes and avocado. Mix all of the salad dressing ingredients together and pour over the salad. Mix and garnish with green onion. Enjoy!

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Nutritional Info - 4 servings, each serving: 198 calories, 9g fat, 8g protein, 23g carbohydrates, 3g sugar