Monday, August 2, 2010

Texmex Bean Salad

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Let's get right into our recipe today. Over the weekend I had a request to do a different kind of salad. We all know that salads can be boring, I have found and used a creative salad and its not boring in the least. It's a texmex bean salad and its anything but boring. The family loved it and I hope yours does too.  So let's see what goes into this thing shall we?


Ingredients:


3-4 cans of beans, you can use whatever canned bean you want or use dried
1 large bell pepper
3-4 diced fresh tomatoes
1 cup of shredded carrots
2 stalks of celery diced
1 diced jalapeno pepper
1 cup of corn I used white corn for this recipe
1-2 cups of your favorite salsa, I used a mango one but use what you like or have on hand
1 lemon or 1 lime or both (just the juice)


Instructions:


Drain and dry your beans and then add them to a large mixing bowl.  Next just add in all your ingredients, try saving the salsa for last.  At this point add salt and pepper to flavor it and maybe some lemon or lime juice to give it a kick.  Lastly add in the salsa if you see it needs more add more.  You want to do this smaller batches though because you can always add but you cannot take away.  Let this chill in the fridge for about 2-3 hours and then you are ready to serve.  We had chicken and rice to go with this but it would be fine on its own with a little garden salad on the side. Also you could just serve it with tortilla chips and some melted cheese and have a healthy version of nachos.  However you choose to serve this I hope you all enjoy this.  Live, laugh and love all

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