Salads

Power Three Bean Salad

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I love beans, and I enjoy eating them in various ways but the best one so far has been in salads. I love pairing beans with fresh crunchy vegetables, the contrast between the soft smooth creaminess of beans with the freshness of crunchy bits is like a party in my mouth.

I came up with this recipe one lazy afternoon when I didn’t feel like cooking but wanted something to satisfy my hunger along with a power boost to get thru the rest of the day. I pulled out the canned beans from the pantry and all the fresh crunchy veggies I could find in my refrigerator, and wallah!! This recipe has stuck with me a while now, I especially love to serve it at parties alongside grilled meats. This light refreshing power salad can compliment any meal, and brighten up your palate with a flavor punch and an energy boost. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and make it a part of your diet regularly. Please try it, share it and leave your comments below to let me know if you enjoyed it!

Power Three Bean Salad

Recipe by Fatima Maniya SoortyCourse: Salads

Ingredients

  • 1/2 can garbanzo beans

  • 1/2 can red kidney beans

  • 1/2 can cannelloni beans

  • 1/2 can corn

  • 1/4 cup cucumber

  • 1/4 cup onion

  • 1/4 cup bell pepper

  • 1/4 cup tomatoes

  • 2 tbs parsley

  • 1 tbs dill (optional)

  • Salt to taste

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 lemon

  • 1/4 tsp sugar

  • 3 tbs oil

  • Sprinkle paprika

  • Sprinkle cayenne

preparation

  • In a bowl combine half a can of each garbanzo beans, red kidney beans, cannelloni beans and corn. Combine the beans and corn with 1/4 cup of each cucumber, onion, bell pepper, tomatoes cubed. To this add a palmful of finely chopped parsley and dill. Combine the ingredients and set aside.
  • DRESSING
  • Dress the salad with oil, salt, black pepper, sugar, lemon juice and a sprinkle of paprika and cayanne pepper (optional).

  • Enjoy!!

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