Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Recipe Swap Wednesday-Summer Bean Salad

Aahhhh....the much anticipated bean salad recipe. I first got to try it at the EVO conference closing social that was sponsored by Bush's Beans. To be honest, I'm not a big fan of bean salads, but I loved this one. So I'm sharing. You're welcome.

Summer Bean Salad
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, do not drain
1 jalapeno chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped (I used 2 green peppers because the store was out of red peppers)
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2-3 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 bunch cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1-2 avocados, chopped (optional) (not optional in my opinion)

1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin

In a large bowl, mix the above ingredients together.
To make the dressing, mix the ingredients together in a saucepan and stir. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and cool.
Pour dressing over the bean mixture and toss.



Happy Granny said...

Loved this salad. It's such a pleasant surprise, because you can't quite imagine what it will taste like. Then when you taste it, is is sooo good. It has quickly moved to the top of the favorite list!

Kristina P. said...

This sounds really interesting!

Nikki said...

I'm adding this to my file of recipes I want to try this summer. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhh! Look at your cuties in their pink cowgirl hats! So sad I had to skip out on the party and all their adorableness.
Thanks for posting the bean salad recipe too - another great thing I missed out on that night!

I MUST know where you found those hats!

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