Back to School Bean Salad!

15-minute meals

Back to School Bean Salad!

It’s almost back to school time and I know school lunches are top of mind.  What can you make for you and your child that’s quick, delicious and nutritious?  Look no further than a simple back to school bean salad with feta cheese!  This lunch is easy to make and is perfect for child helpers.  I recommend assembling the evening before so flavours have a chance to marinade and to avoid the morning rush.


Serves: 6-8

Prep time: 20 minutes



1 can (540mL) chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 can (540mL) black beans, rinsed and drained

1 coloured pepper, chopped

½ cucumber, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

½ cup feta cheese, chopped into cubes

¼ cup fresh parsley

¼ cup olive oil

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

¼ tsp oregano



  1. In a large bowl combine can of rinsed and drained chickpeas and black beans.
  2. Add fresh cut veggies to the bean mixture.
  3. Add olive oil, vinegar and oregano.
  4. Add feta cheese and parsley to beans and veggies.
  5. Toss to combine all ingredients.


Enjoy this fibre and protein-packed meal that’s sure to keep you feeling full!