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Two-Bean Rice Salad Recipe

Two-Bean Rice Salad Recipe

I've had many people tell me how much they like this salad. It's a great dish to take to a potluck dinner.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large salad bowl, combine the rice, beans, peas, celery, onion, chilies and parsley or cilantro; mix well. Combine the remaining ingredients in a jar with tight-fitting lid; shake well. Pour over rice mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 18 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (prepared without salt) equals 117 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 308 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.