Fruity Bean Salad

While I love, love, love my World Peace Salad, presently the baby in my belly is less than enthusiastic over that masterpiece.

Pregnant Square Piece can’t do cilantro, can’t do peppers and can’t do onions right now.


That said, I experimented with something a little lighter and appropriate for summertime and I’ve discovered a nice mix that will suit me until I get my body back.

Fruity Bean Salad

(A.K.A. “Pregnancy Salad”)

  • 4 kiwis
  • 5 large strawberries
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 limes
  • 2 capfuls of apple cider vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • sprinkling of sugar
  • scoop corn chips

While I knew I’d be chopping both the kiwis and the strawberries, I started on the strawberries first to give them time to get sweet and juicy in a sprinkling of sugar.  (I don’t prefer tart strawberries.) 

So chop your strawberries chunks to be about the same size as your black beans (give or take).

Sprinkle with sugar (think stingy) in large bowl.

Chop/peel kiwis (same size as strawberries).  Set aside.

Drain black beans and add to strawberries.

Zest both limes; add to bowl.

Squeeze the juice of both limes over the bowl.  Stir.

Add two capfuls of apple cider vinegar.  Stir.

Stir in kiwi.

Salt to taste.

After a few hours (or a day) this all gets very lime-y and delicious.  I like to scoop it up with chips, but it’s just as good enjoyed with a fork!


(By the way, I’m not entirely sure how many this serves yet.  But it fills an average mixing bowl.)


  1. May 7, 2012

    Oh my, that sounds really, really, really yummy!!!

    I had to laugh though ….. when you said, “until I get my body back.”


    Did you really think you were going to get your body back. 🙂

  2. Corn and Bean Salsa/Salad

    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon cumin
    1/2 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    1 15oz can of black beans rinsed
    1 8oz can corn (or more if you only have the large can at home)

    Mix all of it together and chill to let the flavors blend. Eat it with tortilla chips, on top of chicken or just on a fork! If you like balsamic vinegar this one is for you!

  3. May 7, 2012

    Nom Nom Nom!

  4. May 7, 2012
    Abbie Lycans

    i dont believe in mixing fruits and vegetables together…but i’m glad you found something healthy that works for you!

  5. May 7, 2012

    Bring me a sample to work please 🙂

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