The Best Bean Salad for Picky Eaters

Are you looking for an incredibly simple, healthy, and fast recipe that your kids can make almost entirely on their own? Try this delicious salad. With some supervision, tweens can make this recipe almost entirely on their own. For younger kiddos, let them help with measuring or with tossing all of the ingredients together.


1 16 oz. can black beans, rinsed
1 16 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed
½ red onion, chopped fine
½ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon lemon zest
¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped fine
Salt and pepper to taste


Simply combine all ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate. Top with a fried egg for a delicious meal, serve alongside a sandwich, eat plain as a snack, use as a dip for corn chips. The possibilities are endless!