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Alfresco Bean Salad Recipe

Alfresco Bean Salad Recipe

If you're bored with the usual greens, try this super healthy version of classic three bean salad. It's terrific as a side dish, but sometimes, I fill my plate and make it a meal. —Cristina Vives, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 1 can (16 ounces) red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk the lime juice, oil, chili powder, salt and pepper. Add the remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 12 servings (2/3 cup each).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 146 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.