Mixed Bean and Vegetable Salad

22 Jun

Beans, which are naturally low in fat, are packed with vitamins and minerals such as calcium, fiber, iron, potassium and protein. Studies have shown that they can help reduce cholesterol and stabilize blood pressure, and even help prevent cancer and heart disease! Aside from the health facts, there is something about beans and veggies mixed with cilantro and a refreshing dressing that leaves me craving more. Also known as “Mexican Caviar,” this dish is perfect for spring and summer picnics.

Mixed Bean & Vegetable Salad

Mixed Bean and Vegetable Salad

1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans
1 (15.5-ounce) can great northern beans
1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Pour beans into a colander and rinse with cold water until water runs clear; set aside. Combine lime juice, olive oil and salt in a large bowl. Add beans, vegetables, onion and cilantro, and mix until combined.

3 Responses to “Mixed Bean and Vegetable Salad”

  1. celestedimilla May 10, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    I recently read Joel Fuhrman’s “Eat to Live”, and he shared how important beans are for health. According to him, we’re supposed to eat them everyday. So now I’m on the lookout for bean recipes, and this looks like a great one. Celeste:)

    • megmeister May 13, 2013 at 9:08 am #

      Hello Celeste,

      Dr. Fuhrman is great! He also has many good recipes. I hope you’ll enjoy my bean salad as much as I do.

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