Monday, March 31, 2008

Peppery Bean Salad


This is probably my personal all-time favorite recipe. Whenever I smell it I start salivating like Pavlov's dog. The smell of onions, tomatos, avocados and beans is heavenly! I personally LOVE beans and put them on/in everything. My kids really like them too and always love this salad even though it is a bit spicy. Beans are a wonderful source of fiber and protein and are low in fat and calories--the perfect food. (Your body eventually gets used to the extra fiber :)) Enjoy!

1 can chick peas (garbonzo beans)
1 can black beans
1 can corn
1 can kidney beans
1/2 red onion, chopped finely
2 tomatoes, chopped finely
1 green pepper (opt.)
2 avocados, chopped

Open cans and rinse under cold water. Shake off excess water, add veggies.

DRESSING:
1 t. cumin
1 T. ketchup
2 T. olive oil
1 T. white wine/cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. ground pepper
5 drops of hot pepper sauce

Mix together and pour over bean mixture; chill for an hour to allow flavors to mix.

HINT: Add avocados right before serving because they become mushy. They're still delicious, just brown after refrigerated in the bean mix.

2 comments:

Danielle and Derek said...

Just tried it - love it! It will be a staple for sure. I'm not fond of garbanzo beans so used great northern instead. And I didn't have a fresh onion for some reason so threw in some dry, but it still tasted great.

Christyeve said...

Hi Amy. You might not know who I am, we went to high school together...this is Christy Newman Hodges, Anyway, I saw your blog on someone else's blog. I don't want to be a blog stalker... so I am sorry but I would love to try some of your recipes!! I like to make new things and all of these recipe sounds fabulous! I am going to a friends house tomorrow for lunch and thought I would try something new and I saw this recipe...