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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Beans and Lentils


I am not a big fan of beans... which happen to be this week's topic. I have slowly started trying different recipes that include beans. So far I haven't tried one I haven't liked! Last fall we hosted a baby shower for a friend of ours who happened to be vegetarian. She also happened to be craving beans at the time. 
Here is a recipe that was a total hit! 

Bean Salad

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can garbanzos and/or black-eyed peas (I use a can of each)
1 can shoepeg corn
2-3 stalks celery, diced
1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
1 small can sliced black olives, finely diced (my Pampered Chef chopper works great for this)
Fresh (chopped) or dried flat-leaf parsley to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 c. cider vinegar (I use slightly more with 3 cans of beans instead of 2)
1/4 c. sugar
Splash of olive oil

Mix all ingredients through parsley.  Warm the vinegar and sugar till the sugar dissolves, then pour over other ingredients and mix.  Sprinkle with olive oil, salt & pepper and mix.  Chill till ready to serve.  This will last in the fridge for at least a week.

I have also posted recipes for my Quick Chili, and my Beef and Bean Casserole, which both have quite a bit of beans in them. 

Don't forget to stop by Life As Mom to see all the other recipes of the week!!



Charlotte said...

This looks great! I love recipes that don't require me to go out and buy expensive ingredients I'll never use again.

Stopping by from Lady Blogger's tea party :)

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