Sunday, May 10, 2009

Three Bean Southwestern Salad

Three Bean Southwestern SaladMemorial Day is coming soon and if you're like us you've got a picnic scheduled somewhere in there.

This is a great picnic salad--it's pretty with all those colors, healthy and with the tex-mex flavors it'll be a pleaser for sure.

Though don't mix it too far in advance of serving--the dressing has lime juice which keeps the avocados from browning but also tends to break them down.

2 1/2 cups cut green beans, cooked
3/4 cup fresh corn kernels, cooked
3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 2-ounce can diced chilies
1 16-ounce can pinto beans, drained
1 16-ounce can black beans, drained
1 cup diced Roma tomatoes
1 cup diced avocado

Dressing
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red chile sauce

Add green beans and next seven ingredients (through black beans) in a bowl and toss to combine. Combine the ingredients for the dressing and mix well. Add dressing to salad, cover and chill 30 minutes. Gently stir in tomatoes and avocado and serve immediately.

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14 comments:

Pam D said...

Yummo! Gotta print this one out, too. I made the strawberry pie with vanilla custard and white chocolate, and it was delish! You have the best recipes...

jacjewelry said...

Looks very summery and healthy! Happy Mother's Day!

cndymkr / jean said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Jolanthe said...

Yum! :) Love bean salads, so we might have to try this one out!

Jolanthe

Melissa B. said...

I ate this a lot as a kid, but I'm always looking for a new take on an old dish. The black beans and cilantro must make this salad to die for! I'm spending my day putzing around the garden, and of course getting into some silliness with Sx3. Please drop by if you have a sec...

JanMary said...

I had to google "Cilantro" - we just call it coriander.

Looks delicious, must remember this one.

Thanks

And Happy Mothers Day for you in Alaska (our Mothers Day is in March).

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Will definitely be trying this one next week at our family BBQ. I love salads like this!

Pencil Writer said...

Sounds yummy! I make a "Mexican Bean Salad" and this reminds me a little of it. Gotta love the cilantro!

Happy Mother's Day!

Heather said...

That sounds really yummy and different than the usual salad!

Daisy said...

Sounds delicious! I might wait until August so I have some fresh tomatoes. Mmm.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh YUM! I love everything about this!! Will definitely make soon!


Steph

Serena said...

This sounds divine! The dressing--mmmmmm!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Yummy! I do have a picnic in my Memorial Day plans. Might have to whip up a batch of this yummy looking recipe. :)

jubilee said...

This sounds so much yummier than my three bean salad recipe. I'm bookmarking this one for sure. Thanks.