Saturday, May 11, 2013

Virtual Vegan Potluck: Triple Bean & Artichoke Salad

It's finally here, the moment hundreds of vegans across cyber-space have been waiting for: The third Virtual Vegan Potluck! I'm know you're as excited as I am, because where else can you find a virtual smorgasbord of delicious plant-based dishes, from appetizers to desserts, presented to you by the finest veggie food bloggers? If you're following along from the beginning of the pot luck, you've already whet your appetite with tantalizing appetizers and thirst-quenching beverages, so let's move on to the salad, shall we?

When I participated in the Potluck last November, I chose a seasonal favorite of mine, Moroccan Slow Cooker Stew.  While that was perfect for the chilly autumn weather, we're now experiencing warmer temperatures, especially here in the Sunshine State.  The late spring and summer months beg for light & easy dishes, salads that can stand in as the main meal as well as side dishes, casually enjoyed on the patio or poolside.  The salad I've chosen has long been a family staple, present at many a baby shower, graduation party, pot luck and barbeque. My friends rave about it and I promise that yours will, too! The best part: it has only a handful of ingredients and takes only moments to prepare.  How awesome is that? Toss this together an hour before guests arrive and it'll be marinating to perfection while you tend to the rest of your menu. I like it alongside veggie burgers and roasted corn, or over a bed of lettuce for a lighter main meal.  However you serve it, this salad will be a welcome addition to your next summer soiree.  So pour yourself a glass of fruity Sangria or fresh lemonade, stand back and enjoy the compliments! 

 Triple Bean Salad ingredients

Triple Bean & Artichoke Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 can (15-ounces) Great Northern Beans, drained
  • 1 can (15-ounces) Chickpeas, drained
  • 1 can (15-ounces) Black-Eyed Peas, drained
  • 18 ounces Marinated Artichoke Hearts, quartered
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 3 to 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl; blend thoroughly.
  2. Chill for at least an hour before serving to allow flavors to mingle. 
  3. Serve over a bed of lettuce if desired.   

 triple bean salad


For more scrumptious salads, you don't miss the wonderful blog that precedes mine, Luminous Vegans, and the awesome one ahead, Barefoot Essence.
    To start at the beginning of the potluck (and you know you do!), go here.  

    Big kudos to Vegan Bloggers Unite, it's been so much fun exploring other marvelous vegan blogs, thank you the inspiration!

    Enjoy!

    Michele~

43 comments:

  1. Yum! I love anything with artichoke. This looks like a great simple salad to throw together on a week night.

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    1. Luminousvegans, I am a big fan of artichoke as well! Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  2. This looks so tasty! Can't wait to try this.
    -Ula
    http://broccoliaddict.wordpress.com/

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  3. Thank you, Ula, it's sooo good for being sooo easy! :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Bunnykitchen! :)

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  5. Hey you! Left you a ridiculously long reply to your comment on my post; not sure if you were the "check back" type of blogger/reader. :) Thanks for reading and for FINALLY commenting!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Norma, just went and responded! :) Thank you for stopping by here.

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  6. This looks like a yummy variation on a summer favourite!

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    1. Thank you, bean salad has always been my favorite!

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  7. I remember your stew - yum! Looks like you have another delicious dish here. Anything with artichokes gets my attention. Thank you for joining the Potluck!

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    1. Thank you, Annie, for all of your hard work in making this possible!

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  8. Mmmm, love this bean salad! Great job!

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  9. Looks so fresh and simple. Well done!

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  10. I love artichokes and this looks fabulous!

    - alexis
    http://www.sugarcoatedvegan.com

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  11. Oo, this looks delicious! I love artichokes, chickpeas, and (of course) tomatoes. This seems like a perfect refreshing salad for a summery evening.

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  12. Love bean salad! I'll have to try this one out. I like the addition of artichokes :)

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    1. The artichokes really make the salad, I think. :)

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  13. i love bean filled salads!

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  14. I'll take a huge bowl, with some chips!! YUM!

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    1. We're having it for Mother's Day lunch, come on over! :)

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  15. MMMMMMM! What a truly lovely & tasty looking bean salad! I love it too! :)
    Yummy Yum! A grand entry for the VVP! :)

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  16. Looks great, specially to wrap in lettuce leaves!

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  17. Yum, this looks so healthy and delicious!

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  18. Looks delicious! A perfect salad for a summer potluck!

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  19. I love adding beans to most of my salads. They are really tasty and filling.
    I am not familiar with Great Northern beans - do they have another name?
    I have not added artichoke to my bean salads before, will definitely try that next time. Thank you for the great idea.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I would say the closest to a Great Northern is the Cannellini bean, it would stand in quite nicely. :)

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  20. Looks great! Any salad that contains artichoke hearts is a winner with me!

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  21. Super inspiring! I love bean salads. Will def be giving yours a try.
    x Vix
    vixbakes.com :: vegan baking + raw desserts

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    1. Thank you, Victoria, please let me know how you like it! :)

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  22. Congratulations Michelle ;) A lovely bean salad!

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