Perfect Protein Veggie Salad

Perfect Protein Veggie Salad – A complete meal in a bowl!

The 4th of July always makes us think of yummy summer salads. We just can’t get enough of them!

When you put beans and grains together it becomes a perfect protein! Then when you add all kinds of veggies in you have a really healthy salad. Great for all kinds of fun in the sun!

If you like you can use all one grain instead of three however we really think the combination adds great flavor and texture.

Chef Brad is our very favorite Chef! This is our version of one of his recipes. We added lot’s of veggies. Check out his cook books on Amazon or follow him on Facebook. His recipes are to die for!!!

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For Salad:

3 cups cooked black beans
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup cooked millet
1 cup cooked rice
1 cups sliced cherry tomatoes
1 cup sliced olives
1 16 oz. can artichoke hearts
1 cup frozen corn
3 stalks celery sliced
1 bell pepper diced (any color)
1 diced cucumber
½ diced red onion
2 cloves garlic

For Dressing:

¼ cup flax oil
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs. sugar
salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl add all salad ingredients. In a separate bowl whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and mix well.

If you like you can top with some avocado. We wouldn’t suggest mixing it into the salad though because it will go brown so fast.

The flavors taste even better if you let it chill overnight however it tastes amazing right away too!

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