Three Bean Veggie Salad with Whole Wheat Pitas & Lemon Garlic Hummas Recipe

Eating throughout the day is hard for me. Skipping meals and eating poorly has been a way of life for me for more years than I care to admit. I’ve done really great about eating better and cleaner in the past six months but skipping meals are something I’m still struggling with. Mainly because I’m often faced with breakfast or lunch with just the baby & I and I don’t want to make the effort for just me.

I’ve been trying to find meals that I can prep in advance and bulk and eat throughout the week that is low in calories, fat, & sugar that don’t leave me starving. These Three Bean Veggie Salad & Lemon Garlic Hummus do all that.

Three Bean Veggie Salad with Whole Wheat Pitas & Lemon Garlic Hummas #Recipe

I started with a hummus. I had never made one before but I’ve been adding chickpeas to everything lately and have been scoping out recipes on Pinterest for quite a while. This can help add taste to bread & veggies and not add all the fat and calories most dips and mayos have.

Lemon Garlic Hummas

4.7 from 11 reviews
Lemon Garlic Hummus
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Recipe type: Condiment, Appetizer
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ C sesame tahini
  • ¾ C flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1½ T olive oil
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until smooth. You may want to add more oil or salt to taste. Once the texture is reached remove and transfer to serving bowl. Drizzle additional olive oil on top (optional) and serve with bread or vegetables.

I combined all the ingredients into my food processor.

Lemon Garlic Hummas #Recipe

Process until smooth. Remove to serving the dish and drizzle additional oil on top.

Lemon Garlic Hummas #Recipe

I also made this yummy Three Bean Veggie Salad that can be served as is or in a pita as I’m doing. I loved that this required absolutely no cooking.

Three Bean Veggie Salad #Recipe

Ingredients for Three Bean Veggie Salad
  • 1 (14 ounces) cans red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 (14 ounces) can chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • 1 (14 ounces) can pinto beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1 C corn (I used fresh off the cob corn)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 C fresh lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1 C broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber seeded & chopped
  • 1/4 C flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 4  fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

In small bowl whisk together lemon juice, oil, and salt.  In a large bowl combine all vegetables and beans into a bowl. Stir well. Combine oil mixture and toss and serve.

Three Bean Veggie Salad #Recipe

This would be a great make-ahead lunch for me while the boys are in school. I serve it in small whole wheat pita pockets. I cut the pocket in half, add the hummus to the inside and scoop in the bean salad. It is low in calories and two small pita halves definitely leave me full. If making ahead or making in bulk keep both refrigerated.

Three Bean Veggie Salad with Whole Wheat Pitas & Lemon Garlic Hummas #Recipe

 

 

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About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (15), Gavin (9), & Sawyer (3). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you'll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. MaryAnn says:

    Looks good. I need some healthy recipes to help lose weight after my baby is born.

  2. I will have to try this! I know what you mean about making an effort to eat when you are the only one eating.

  3. I really think that Three Bean Salad would go over well around here – I pinned it, because I’ll definitely have to give it a try.

  4. Courtney says:

    This looks good. Looks like a good idea for our Church potluck next week.

  5. Jean says:

    This sounds delicious and healthy! I would serve this for dinner on a hot day and pack leftovers for lunch the next day!

  6. Debbie Welchert says:

    Your recipes look and sound great. I really want to try the Three Bean Veggie Salad. I love bean salads. Most the veggies I can get right out of our garden, which is a great help. I can’t wait to taste it.

  7. those both look yummy! I need to get a food processor

  8. Shayna says:

    I am definitely going to try this recipe 🙂 Sounds healthy and delicious !!!

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  9. brittany marie doerfler says:

    oh my goodness i love hummus

  10. shelly peterson says:

    The Three Bean Veggie Salad looks pretty good and healthy.But I have never tried hummas before and not sure I ever will, it has never appealed to me.

  11. julie says:

    looks great, I would have to substitute the pitas since I have celiacs! But I love hummus

  12. Gianna says:

    That looks delicious!

  13. Rebecca Parsons says:

    It looks really good and I would so need beano with it. I have such a touchy stomach.

  14. Candace G says:

    The three bean salad is not something I would normally make but I may give it a shot. It does look yummy and healthy!

  15. jennie sanderson @jenpsht says:

    I have tried a couple of different bean salads but this one looks especially good! And the hummus! We need to incorporate more beans into our diet! Thanks for the post I amgoing to have to book mark it and make these two items!

  16. laurie says:

    looks good think I will try it

  17. Patty White says:

    That looks so fresh and delicious!!! I love beans on my salad!

  18. vickie couturier says:

    im passing this on to my daughter in law who is a vegatarian,,she uses humus a lot I think she would love this ,thanks

  19. Birdiebee says:

    I love hummus. I am going to have to try this as it looks so delicious.

  20. gianna borden says:

    this looks amazing, especially for me being a veggie!!! 🙂 thanks for sharing, want to try this!

  21. Nicole Dz says:

    One of the best is a great hummus dip. I love making it and putting some out at parties, its always a hit. And that three bean veggie salad looks awesome.

  22. Mary Withrow says:

    I love the Bean Salad but skip the Hummas – Add some cheese on wheat and I am in heaven.

  23. Birdiebee says:

    This 3 Bean Veggie salad is one of the best bean salad recipes I’ve seen. And the hummus dip is one I will be making very soon.

  24. Dandi D says:

    This looks so delicious and it’s so healthy too! Hummus is one of my favorite foods!

  25. Dina L says:

    I grew up eating hummus and love it so much! It’s healthy and very versatile. i use hummus in sandwiches and as a dip with fresh raw veggies. I also use it to make a filling for deviled eggs or make hummus dressing with vinegar, salt and pepper. Your recipe looks delicious and your 3 bean veggie salad is so colorful and full of antioxidants! Yum!

  26. Angela A Simmons says:

    thought I would check out your recopies because Im a huge fan of food. I’m a vegan now so it was nice to find a vegan dish in your recopies and I love me some hummus. thanks for sharing this looks amazing especially the chick pea salad….giving a 5 star all the way!

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