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Chili-Cumin Bean Salad

 Chili-Cumin Bean Salad
"A gal at work shared this interesting bean salad with me a few years ago," notes Michelle Smith of Running Springs, California. "It has lots texture and gets a little kick from the chili powder and cumin without being too hot. It's a nice favorite at our family gatherings. For a hearty change of pace, serve it in a tortilla with slices of grilled chicken breast."
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped red onion
  • 1 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, hominy, beans, onion and
  • cilantro. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining
  • ingredients; shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 140 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 413 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.