Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Summer" Bean Salad

'Haven't made this in a while but I started thinking about warmer weather and remembered it!  Really nice to have when it gets hot outside!  Must make some again soon!  This is closely adapted from

Summer Bean Salad

1 - 15-16 ounce can black beans           All beans need rinsed and drained.
1 - 15-16 ounce can cannellini beans       (Use similar sized cans...)
1 - 15-16 ounce can pinto beans

1 - 4 ounce can green chilies, chopped             Add veggies to beans.  Toss
1/2 of a med/large red pepper, finely chopped        with cooled dressing.
1/2 of a med/large green pepper, finely chopped    Eat it now or chill until
1/2  of a small/med red onion, minced                    you want it!  It gets
1-3 ribs celery, small dice                                        better with time!

Dressing:  Combine in small pan; bring just to a boil.  Cool.
1/4 cup rice vinegar

3 T extra virgin olive oil
2 T sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp (or more!) cumin

Add fresh cilantro to each serving...if you love it like I do!!!

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