A healthy bean salad could make a great side dish this Christmas. There's nothing quite like the boost you get from a raw, crunchy bean salad. This chickpea and kidney bean salad is a great source of protein, its bold flavours pack a punch and it definitely tastes just as good meatless. Most bean salads I've come across don't contain carrots, thing is I love carrots, a good excuse to incorporate hem into most of my meals. One of the main reasons why I eat carrots regularly is because they are rich in beta-carotene which converts into Vitamin A in the body. We need Vitamin A for good vision, healthy skin and a strong immune system. Anyway, I tend to use a lot of herbs but not when it comes to salads, its all about a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of cumin. A nourishing salad that's flavourful and takes minutes to prepare, say goodbye to lengthy Christmas cooking.
Prep time: 5 mins Cooking time: 5 minutes