Healthy Living | Black bean, Tofu and Spinach Salad

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Today I'm sharing one of my fave & newly created salads. In fact, I made it twice in one day - it was that good! :) Lately, I'm adding lots of salads/raw food to my diet and loving it. It's a great way to get a good dose of minerals and vitamins, plus my skin is thanking me for it. And beans! Absolutely love em'... they're high in fiber & fill you up, have a great range of minerals and protein as well as iron. As always, if you try the recipe, let me know. I'd love to hear what you think!

You'll need:

Black beans (canned or pre-made)
Firm tofu
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Almond milk, unsweetened 
1-2 cloves garlic
Mexican spice
Flaked chilies
Salt & pepper to taste

Wash and trim spinach, place in salad bowl. Next, sprinkle your shredded cheese on top of spinach. I do about 3/4 cup. Meanwhile, in an oiled pan, stir your tofu until golden. Then add your rinsed black beans (if using canned) and add your premixed Mexican spice and flaked chilies. Stir until warm and then let cool for 3-5 minutes. Add beans & tofu mixture to your salad, sprinkle with a little more shredded cheese. Salt & pepper to taste.

Meanwhile for the dressing (I did a really quick one), whisk 1-2 crushed cloves of garlic, with 2-3 tsp of mayo, drizzle of lemon juice and a drizzle of unsweetened almond milk. All done!

Recipe source: This one's my own. If you'd like to share it on your blog, please be sure to link back to this post. Thank you!!