Adzuki Bean Salad with Asian Peanut Dressing

Asian Adzuki Beans and a simple peanut dressing come together in this simple, satsifying, vegan salad.  Tamari is a gluten-free alternative to soy sauce, adding deep flavor.  This salad is full of plant-based protein and vegetarian fiber.  Enjoy this oil-free recipe on its own or serve with Korean Red Beet Teriyaki Burgers and Southwestern Sweet Potato Fries.

EASY              Servings: 4               Ready In: 5 minutes

Adzuki Bean Salad with Peanut Dressing - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based Vegan

Adzuki Bean Salad with Peanut Dressing - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based Vegan


1 (15-ounce) can Adzuki beans (or 1 1/2 cup cooked beans)
1/2 bell pepper
2 scallions
2 tbsp. roasted peanut, chopped
1 tbsp. roasted peanut butter
1 tsp tamari
1 tsp. rice vinegar
1/2 tsp lime juice

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Adzuki Bean Salad with Peanut Dressing


Gather ingredients. 

To make the Salad: Drain and rinse the Adzuki beans.  Seed and dice the bell pepper. Slice the scallions. Chop the peanuts, if needed. 

To make the Asian Peanut Dressing: In a medium bowl, combine the peanut butter, tamari, rice vinegar, and lime juice. Give a quick stir to blend the peanut butter. 

Add the beans, bell pepper, scallion, and chopped peanuts to the bowl with the dressing. Stir well to combine
Serve and Enjoy! 

Chef's Tip: Red Adzuki beans are small, red beans, traditional to Asian cooking. You can substitute with red kidney beans, mung beans, or even chickpeas for this salad.

Yield:  3 cups

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (about 3/4 cup).

Calories 168.83
Calories From Fat (22%) 37.19
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4.44g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.78g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 71.73mg 3%
Potassium 579.26mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 25.28g 8%
Fiber 7.42g 30%
Sugar 1.39g
Protein 8.93g 18%
Calcium 21.14mg 2%
Iron 35.16mg 195%
Vitamin A 546IU 11%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%

In just 10 minutes you have oil-free, gluten-free, Paleo, vegan satisfaction. This is the ultimate salad for quick, healthy eating that you can take anywhere in the world. I use this salad as a base, then add variations depending on what's in season and local flavors. Make this one of your plant-based essential recipes.