Fertility Meal Plan

Mixed Bean Salad

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

This salad is great as a quick lunch. Add ½ tin wild salmon for a good source of omega 3 fats. Great on its own or in a wholegrain pitta or wrap. Add green beans, fennel, broccoli or other firm vegetables.

Any excess dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight jar.

Beans are rich in fibre. They help to promote bowel regularity and as a low glycemic-index food, they support blood sugar levels and hormonal balance. Canned beans have been cooked for a long period of time and are usually easier to digest and less likely to cause wind or bloating.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1 can mixed beans (look for a version in water, without added salt or sugar) 2 – 3 ripe tomatoes, diced
½ cucumber, peeled and diced
1 red or yellow pepper, diced
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp. pitted olives, halved
large handful fresh coriander and parsley

Dressing
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice
½ tsp lemon zest
1 clove garlic, crushed / grated
1 tsp honey (optional)
sea salt and pepper to taste

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Mix all salad ingredients in a bowl
  2. Mix dressing ingredients and pour ½ over salad, stir gently. Add more dressing if required
  3. Great as starter or side dish
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