Blog

Favorite Summertime Salad – Confetti Bean

This has become a favorite cook-out side dish recipe and has a record of close to 10 consecutive appearances at summertime Nordby family cookouts.  I usually serve this with Tostitos Scoops chips but can also be a star solo act.  Double the recipe for lots of left-overs that go quickly in my house.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16-oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-oz) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (10-oz) low-sodium canned corn
  • ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 sweet red pepper (chopped)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped)
  • 1 orange pepper (chopped)
  • 2 fresh tomatoes on the vine (chopped)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 fresh avocado (chopped) – add close to the time of serving
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

Directions

  • Drain and rinse the beans.
  • In a large bowl, combine the beans, corn, cilantro, peppers, tomatoes, green onion, and garlic.
  • In a small bowl, make the dressing by whisking the vinegar, oil, garlic and chili powder.
  • Pour dressing over bean mixture; toss to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Serve with a slotted spoon. 

Yield: 12 servings.

Slightly adapted from Taste of Home’s Confetti Bean Salad

Nutritional Facts (approximate)

Serving size – 2/3 cup: 200 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate, 7g fiber), 7g protein. 

You may also enjoy:

What to Make With Canned Beans

Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa

Instant Pot – Cilantro Lime Chicken and Lentils

Don’t miss another great blog: Subscribe Now

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, 5505 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27609, http://esmmweighless.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact