We all need some protein in our diet when we’re either vegetarian or vegan, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. With that said, today we’re introducing the BBQ Black Bean Protein Salad. This salad is packed with protein that should give you that lasting feeling of being full. Take a look below and give it a try!
1 15 oz. can of corn
1 15 oz. can of black beans
1 15 oz. can black eyed peas
Freshly cracked black pepper
1 sweet bell pepper (any color)
1 medium sized jicama, peeled and diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
2-4 tsp vegan barbeque sauce
2-4 tsp vegan ranch dressing
Drain and rinse the corn, beans, and peas.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the corn and black pepper to the pan, heat until edges begin to blacken, giving them a barbequed flavor, stirring when necessary.
Place the beans and peas in a large salad bowl. Add all other salad ingredients, and mix to combine. Once ready to serve, top with warmed corn, barbeque sauce, and ranch dressing.