- 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
- 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).
Reviews for Alfresco Bean Salad
"Been making this for years, and it is always a hit. I don't change anything except maybe not quite as much onion. Eat it with tortilla chips, and it' s a meal for us. Even some of my kids like it!"
"This is really good. I didn't have fresh cilantro so I used a small amount of dried, plus fresh chopped parsley."
"It was amazing! I added a little Tapatio to it and It was AMAZING!"
"This is a terrific salad and such a nice change from the usual three-bean salad. I usually leave out the onion and just add a little dried minced onion to the dressing. I left out the jalapeno, also, and substituted great northern beans for the garbanzos, which I do not care for. I think a chopped avocado, added at the last minute, would be a nice addition to this, but have not tried it."
"I made this without the tomatoes which probably took away from the appeal of the dish. If I make it again, I will definitely add tomatoes."
"We added a splash of apple cider vinegar for just a little more flavor in the dressing-awesome results!"
"I am not a bean eater but I made this and it was great! Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe."
"Made this for a luncheon at work and received so many compliments. This definitely makes a lot to go around."
"Quite good. I substituted fresh basil for the cilantro as I'm growing basil. And I added a can of diced chilis and diced fresh green pepper. Also a few drops of hot tabasco as we like things a bit spicier. The nice thing about this recipe is you can add or detract whatever you like!"
"This sounds so yummy, but would anybody have a suggestion for a substitute for the cilantro. Thanks"