Quick Protein-Rich Salad

Quick protein-rich salad for a weeknight meal

I managed to load this salad up with protein, from a red lentil dip, fava beans and a tahini-salsa dressing.

I also love making this kind of salad with homemade hummus, like in the free 3-day meal plan. If you haven't picked up your copy yet, sign up in the top right corner of this page.

Quick Protein-Rich Salad

Prep time:
Makes 1 big salad


  • 1 handful lettuce, torn
  • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red lentil dip (or hummus)
  • 1/2 cup frozen baby lima beans
  • 1/4 cup fresh salsa
  • 1 Tbsp tahini


  1. Put the lima beans in a small pot with some water, and boil or steam for about 5 min.
  2. While that's happening, wash and tear the lettuce onto a plate, top with the veggies and bean dip.
  3. Stir the salsa and tahini together in a small bowl.
  4. Drain the lima beans once they're soft, put them on top of the salad, and spoon the dressing on top of everything..

Do you like meal-sized salads? Let me know below :)

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