Marinated Bean Salad

Course : Beans
Serves: 4 - 6
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Ingredients:

1/2 cup salad dressing
1 can black beans -- (15 oz)
1 can pinto beans -- (15 oz)
1 can white navy beans -- (15 oz)
2 jars roasted bell peppers -- drained and chopped -- (7 oz)
1 large sweet onion -- sliced paper-thin
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt -- to taste
--- salad dressing --
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon cilantro -- minced
1/2 teaspoon thyme -- minced
1/2 teaspoon basil minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon honey mustard
1 clove garlic -- minced
 

Preparation / Directions:

Salad Dressing: In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Process in food processor until smooth. Makes 2/3 cup. Salad: Drain beans in colander. Place in large bowl with peppers. Add 1/2 cup of prepared salad dressing and toss gently. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, preferably overnight. Reserve and refrigerate remaining salad dressing. In another bowl, toss the onion with the vinegarm sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and refrigerate. At serving time, adjust seasoning on beans. Add remaining salad dressing, if desired. Garnish with sliced onion mixture.

 

Nutritional Information:

2692 Calories (kcal); 150g Total Fat; (48% calories from fat); 84g Protein; 268g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 1170mg Sodium


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