Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Spicy Chopped Kidney Bean Salad

4 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 5 Comments

I whipped this up for lunch on a whim today because, well, I have a baby who’s obsessed with three things…



and Avocado.

No, really. Look…

Spicy Chopped Kidney Bean Salad - Little Bean

It’s my go to meal for him so I find myself with beans and avocado readily available. Not a bad situation to be in. :)

Today I whipped this up as a filling for a wrap but it could be used to top a salad, stuffed in a pita or even just eaten straight up. I love the combination of beans, avocado and cheese with a spicy twist. Spicy Chopped Kidney Bean SaladThe peppers and tomatoes bulked up the dish and added a nice sweet bite. I will totally make this again.

Here’s what I did…

  • 1/4 Cup Cooked Kidney Beans (65g)
  • 1 Mini Babybel Light cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 oz (14g) cubed avocado
  • 5 Grape Tomatoes Halved
  • 1/4 of a Bell Pepper Chopped (I used a yellow)
  • 1 tbsp Salsa
  • 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Lime juice

Put all the ingredients in a bowl or Tupperware container.

Spicy Chopped Kidney Bean Salad - step 1

Toss or cover and shake.

Spicy Chopped Kidney Bean Salad - step 2

I added it to a bed of spinach on a wrap..

Spicy Chopped Kidney Bean Salad - wrap

It was a great light lunch!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
146 5g 5g old: 2.5 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
3g 2g 16g 11g

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    April 12, 2012

    Are the cooked kidney beans from a can? If not, how would you cook them? PS It looks delicious! Reply


    April 12, 2012

    yup, just canned beans. For as much as I'd like to make the move to dry beans, I can't escape the convenience of the can. :) Reply


    April 12, 2012

    The link to this at the bottom of Ronis Weigh is not working. this looks great! Reply


    April 17, 2012

    My I-only-eat-meat husband loved this -- ate two for dinner and took the leftovers for lunch. My vegan daughter loved this and I was happy that it was easy to make and provided much needed protein for her. (My only mod was that I used white kidney beans because the can of red I had was expired.) Thank you for a magnificent recipe. Reply


    May 23, 2012

    I'm taking this to work for my lunch for the third day in a row. It will likely be five in a row by Friday! Very tasty, very filling! Reply