Recipe – Garlic, Lime, Cilantro Bean Salad

bean salad- garlic, lime, cilantro

If you study the healthiest people in the world, and look at what they eat, you’ll see one food on their plates, often – beans.  Use your favorite canned or dried beans in this dish, and be generous with the cilantro.  I like to crush the garlic because it imparts more flavor.

Makes 6-7 servings

What you’ll need

cannellini beans, fresh or canned, 15 ounces (can) or 2 cups

black beans, fresh or canned, 15 ounces (can) or 2 cups

yellow pepper, 1/2, diced

onion, red or white, 1/2, diced

garlic, 2-3 cloves, chopped

cilantro, fresh, large handful, chopped

lime, juice of 1 or 2 to taste

olive oil, extra virgin, 2-3 tablespoons

sea salt and pepper to taste

To prepare

  1. Open, drain, and rinse the beans.  Toss into a large bowl. If using dried beans, follow soaking and cooking instructions.
  2. Dice or chop the vegetables and cilantro and add to the beans.
  3. Squeeze the lime juice, season, cover and let sit for 10 minutes, to several hours.  I like to serve it at room temperature, or slightly chilled. Bon Appetit!