Let’s lighten things up a bit, shall we?
After back to back posts of sugary cocktails and fudgy cookies, I think we need something healthy and refreshing. A light, bright bean salad sounds perfect. And it’s ideal for summer picnics and potlucks.
1 can of black beans, drained
1 can of pinto beans, drained
1 yellow pepper, diced
1 orange pepper, diced
1/3 cup purple onion, diced
1 bunch (a good handful) of cilantro
zest and juice of 1 lime
1 clove of garlic
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Directions: In a mixing bowl, combine the beans, onions, and peppers. In a food processor, pulse the oil, garlic, cilantro and lime juice until it forms a creamy dressing. Pour the dressing over the bean and pepper mix. Add the grated lime zest and toss. Chill if desired.
Garnish with a bit more cilantro and a sliver of lime. Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or simply eat by the spoonful!
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