bean salad

My two youngest kids are doing the “Defi moi J’croque” at school and I thought I’d play along with them. My son loves fruits and vegetables, however with my youngest it is a struggle.  With her, I’ll be modifying the challenge a bit to get her to at least try new fruits and vegetables.  The challenge runs from today until March 27.

Since I’m going to play along with them, I’ve made a bean salad packed with vegetables. I really don’t think they will eat it but it is one of my favorite quick salads that doubles as a quick lunch.

bean salad

Simple Bean Salad


  • Cucumber
  • Green Onion
  • Grated Carrot
  • Sun Dried Tomato
  • Celery
  • Mixed Beans (canned)
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Core cucumbers (you don't want the extra water from the cucumber seeds), grate carrots and cut up any vegetables you'd like to put in your bean salad.
  2. Put everything in a pretty bowl.
  3. Whisk Mayonnaise, Rice Vinegar and sugar together and pour over the bean/vegetable and mix.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste

There you have it. It’s really quite simple. I love simplicity.  I used the ingredients I had on hand today but during the summer when the farmer’s markets are full of freshness, I mix it up even more.

Get lost in freshness. Go on.  🙂

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