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This Mexican Bean Salad is full of protein-rich beans, colorful veggies, and a flavorful Mexican dressing! You'll love how versatile and delicious this dish is!
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Come Monday morning, you'll find me at my local Walmart doing my "big" grocery shopping for the week. It's such a large shopping trip, that I have to bring my 16-yr-old along to push the 2nd cart. Yes, we use TWO carts every Monday morning. As a family of 6, we have a lot of groceries! I also shop on Friday morning for the weekend, which is a much smaller and easier, trip. Thankfully! 😉
One thing you will always find in my shopping cart is some sort of Bush Brothers beans. We use them in everything from salads, soups, casseroles, dips ... and one of these days, I'm going to be brave enough to try them in a dessert like brownies!! Have you ever tried beans in a dessert?
Bush's Beans are a convenient pantry staple. I always have an assortment of Bush's Beans in my pantry. They are great to keep on hand for last-minute meal needs. One of my favorite recipes is Cuban Black Beans and Rice. (That reminds me that I need to update those pictures - Eeek!) I always have all of the ingredients on hand and it's so quick and easy to make on a hectic night using canned black beans.
You can even stretch your dollar or go meatless by using beans for a filling, inexpensive meal solution. I often add a can of beans to our taco filling to make our grocery budget stretch further (meat is expensive!). I also love to use them in casseroles and soups to make them more filling. In addition to being inexpensive, beans are healthy, tasty, quick, and easy!
So .... this Mexican Bean Salad! You guys, the thing I love about this Mexican Bean Salad is that it so versatile. Not only can you add things like tomatoes, black olives, or jalapenos .... but you can just as easily use things you already have on hand. Use a red pepper instead of green, use garbanzo beans instead of pinto beans ... you can't go wrong with this salad.
Another thing that I love about this Mexican Bean Salad is that you can use it as a side dish - as well as lunch, main dish, or a dip!! I've even eaten it as a stand-alone dish for lunch so many times! My kiddos love putting any leftovers into tortillas with cheese for a quick, filling burrito or using those scoop-type tortilla chips and this salad as a dip. You have so many options!
This Mexican Bean Salad makes a great addition to potlucks (it'll disappear fast!) - be sure to bring the recipe because people are sure to ask you for it! I've even had people who claim they "don't like beans" like this tasty salad!
Yield: 8 servingsAuthor: Jamie ShermanPrint Recipe
Mexican Bean SaladThis Mexican Bean Salad is full of protein-rich beans, colorful veggies, and a flavorful Mexican dressing! You'll love how versatile and delicious this dish is!
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup red onion, chopped
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- ½ tbsp. ground cumin
- ½ tbsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- 2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced