Gluten-Free Asian Bean Salad With Tahini Dressing

snow peas

Tahini is a Middle Eastern sauce that has a delicious tang. Added to a salad like this, it results in a light, refreshing dish full of flavor.


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 cup snow peas, strings removed
  • 1 cup bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup canned adzuki beans, drained


In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place the spinach, scallions, snow peas, bean sprouts and beans in a large salad bowl. Pour the tahini dressing over the vegetable mixture and toss together to coat. Serve.

Recipe courtesy of Dr. Mark Hyman