Loaded Veggie Salad Recipe {VIDEO}

This versatile Loaded Veggie Salad is EASY to make and is packed with healthy ingredients, such as chickpeas, black beans, tomatoes and avocados. This salad is a delicious lunch, wrap filling, party side or even a topping for chicken!

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There is an end in sight to our RV living, at least for this year. We are soon-to-be home owners! A home without wheels. We are all excited about moving, but we will miss having our tiny home as our HQ. There is something so special and unique about small-home living and we have gained a lot from the experience. One thing I have missed, however, is counter space. Chopping veggies with little counter space is not an easy task. Which is why I love this Loaded Veggie Salad! Minimal veggie chopping is involved and most of the ingredients come from a can (with a few fresh thrown in!). I love how easy, colorful, crunchy and versatile this yummy little salad is. It is a great recipe to have hanging out in your fridge throughout the week and it’s also great for parties.

Watch this quick video to see how easy it is to make Loaded Veggie Salad!

What are the best vegetables to put in a salad?

Vegetables are made for salads, so in my opinion every veggie is fair game. Seriously. Every single vegetable on the planet belongs in salad, but here are a few of my faves: tomatoes, avocados, onions, cucumbers, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, carrots, artichokes, celery, mushrooms, lettuce and kale. The ingredients in this Loaded Veggie Salad create the most perfect combination of flavors:

  • Black beans

  • Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

  • Diced tomatoes

  • Corn

  • Diced green chiles

  • Red onion

  • Bell pepper

  • Jalapeño pepper

  • Cilantro

  • Lime juice

  • Olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • Avocado slices

My favorite thing about salads like this one is the versatility. I'll tell you all of the uses that came just from this one batch: Solo lunch salad, topping for a leafy salad along with grilled chicken, complement to scrambled eggs, wrap filling and a dip for chips. It never gets old and the flavors are amazing!

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What are some other popular salads?

Here are a few other salads that will be great for lunch or for your next party:

My tiny counter is filled with fresh tomatoes today. What should I use them for? Enjoy the veggie salad!

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Loaded Veggie Salad with Chickpeas and Black Beanshttps://youtu.be/4-9vhcHEnHcThis versatile Loaded Veggie Salad is EASY to make and is packed with healthy ingredients, such as chickpeas, black beans, tomatoes and avocados. This salad is a delicious lunch, wrap filling, party side or even a topping for chicken!https://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b612/meganporta/0816ChickpeaBlackBeanVeggieSaladTHUMBNAIL_zpsz279zpjq.jpg2018-08-19
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Loaded Veggie Salad with Chickpeas and Black Beans

prep time: 15 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 20 mins

This versatile Loaded Veggie Salad is EASY to make and is packed with healthy ingredients, such as chickpeas, black beans, tomatoes and avocados. This salad is a delicious lunch, wrap filling, party side or even a topping for chicken!

ingredients:

  • 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15-oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 15-oz. can corn, drained
  • 4-oz. can diced green chiles
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Avocado slices, for topping

instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients (minus avocado) in a large bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with avocado slices just before serving.
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