Mediterranean Bean Salad

Mediterranean Bean Salad

For me, nutrition and healthy eating is not about counting calories. It IS about including more healthy, whole foods into your meals.

I’m always looking for easy ways to take my meals up a notch, and this yummy bean salad is a perfect addition.

Give it a try and let me know if you enjoy it!

This bean salad recipe is easy, yummy and healthy.


  • 2 15-oz cans of beans, drained and rinsed (use black beans, cannellini beans, kidney beans or chickpeas/garbanzo beans)

  • 1 english cucumber, chopped with skin on

  • 1 bell pepper, diced

  • 1 small red onion, diced

  • 1 cup cherry tomato, halved

  • 1 cup kalamata olives, roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup virgin olive oil (= longevity oil!)

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • 2 whole cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp dried oregano or 2 tsp fresh herb

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine beans, cucumber, pepper, onion, tomatoes, and olives in a large bowl.

  2. In a small bowl or sealed jar with a lid, whisk or shake together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, and salt and pepper.

  3. Toss salad with dressing and enjoy at room temperature or refrigerate unused portions.

That’s it! As promised, easy. I can’t wait to hear how you like it, let me know in the comments below!


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Gaylene Gomez, NNCP, C.H.N.

A little bit about me! I'm Gaylene, a Holistic Nutrition Coach for women. I work with busy, professional women to help them learn about healthy, simple lifestyle changes they can easily implement to reduce belly bloat, lose weight and get through their day with sustained energy. My clients are committed to their health and excited to learn about healthy eating and natural living. I feel proud of them for taking charge of their health and I'm so lucky to work with these amazing women. 

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