Vegan Red Cabbage, Avocado and Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe - Honest Mum


vegan red cabbage and cannellini bean salad

I never get bored eating a vegan diet but I’m often asked if I do- daily in fact.  I think endless innovation is key as is planning and prepping your meals where possible. I love scrolling through Pinterest for inspiration and often combine dishes or recipes together, testing flavour and texture combinations, making sure every dish is packed with plant protein, carbs and lots of colour…

I can’t take the credit for this beauty one though, this vegan red cabbage and cannellini bean salad is my husband Peter’s invention (nothing is an invention by the way, as with storytelling, recipes are not originals, they’re just made original by you, the chef who adds their own brushstrokes to the dish).

vegan bean salad

To recreate (serves 2):


  • 1 tin of Cannellini beans, washed and drained (boil if you prefer them hot in a salad)
  • Half a red cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, de-seeded and cubed
  • half a cucumber, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled, de-stoned and chopped
  • 2 small beetroot, cooked and pickled, chopped
  • handful of black olives
  • Handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled, crushed
  • Balsamic dressing
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • dried oregano
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Bread to serve (we love Sourdough which mops up the juices perfectly)!


bean salad with sourdough bread

Compile the salad ingredients together. Drizzle in balsamic and oil, season with salt, pepper and sprinkle oregano and mix. Add fresh or dried chilli for a kick. Delicious and nutritious!

sourdough bread

This dish is packed full of antioxidants, iron, calcium, copper, vitamin A, C, E, B6, K, folate, potassium, manganese and omega 3 fatty acids and the slow releasing carbs and protein from the beans will keep you full for hours. A super salad or what?!


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4 Responses

  1. Jasmine

    I absolutely love this salad! Great flavor, super simple to make and nutritious! One of my regular go to for lunch.

  2. H

    This sounded healthy so I decided to go for it. I was getting a bit skeptical when seeing how purple it was….red cabbage, red onion, red beets! I’m so glad I stuck with it. Honestly, tasty and filling! I made it exactly as written.

  3. Nina Regan

    This salad sounds interesting and I would love to make it but I need more directions and quantities. What is balsamic dressing ? I have balsamic vinegar.
    What size tin of beans? How much is a handful? Hands are all different sizes. How much olive oil?


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