Monday, May 26, 2014

Skinnytaste's Fiesta Bean Salad


If you love beans, you're going to go bonkers for this healthy salad. Beans are mixed in with cilantro, red onions, avocado, and cherry tomatoes in a cumin-lime dressing. It is so refreshing, light, and healthy! Perfect for all the upcoming BBQ parties. 

You can make this salad in advance, and add the avocados right before serving (so they don't turn brown on you).

I also like to add in some chicken (my favorite way here) to increase the protein factor. I made this over the weekend, and divided this up into (4) 1-cup(ish) servings. Can't wait to have this light and satisfying salad for lunch!

Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice (this was approx 2 small limes for me)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 15-oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, diced

Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combined the garlic, lime juice, oil, cumin, red pepper flakes, and salt.
  2. Add the black beans, chickpeas, tomato, red onion, and cilantro; mix well.
  3. When you're ready to eat, add the diced avocados, and serve immediately.

Source: Skinnytaste


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