black beans, kale, salad, chilled, cold, meal prep, recipe,

Chilled Black Bean and Kale Salad

Green apple relish adds bright, tart flavor to this vegetarian dish.

“Black beans and egg give this dish plenty of protein, while cucumbers add a refreshing crunch,” says Seattle-based chef Dana Tough of ChefSteps.



  1. In a bowl, combine kale, black beans, cucumber, relish, and lemon and mix well. Place in an airtight container. In a separate container, place the feta and the egg with the shell still intact. Store everything in the fridge.

At your desk

  1. Peel the egg and cut it in half.

  2. Transfer salad to a bowl and top with feta and egg. Season with salt and pepper as desired.