Three Bean Salad
Three kinds of beans in Three Bean Salad, sweetened with brown sugar and the addition of more healthful vegetables gives this salad a healthful, fiber-full kick.
2/3 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup salad oil
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
One 15 ounce can of chickpeas
One 15 ounce can of small white beans
One 10 ounce package frozen lima beans
1 cup medium thinly sliced carrots
2 small fresh jalapeno or serrano chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1/3 cup snipped fresh cilantro
Lime wedges & fresh cilantro sprigs (optional)
Rinse and drain garbanzo (chickpeas) beans and white beans. Make sure frozen lima beans are thawed.
For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, oil, brown sugar, salt and pepper; set aside.
In a large plastic bag set in a deep bowl, combine the following: drained chickpeas, white beans, lima beans, carrots, chili peppers and snipped cilantro sprigs if desired.
Chili peppers contain volatile oils that can burn eyes, lips and sensitive skin. Wear plastic gloves while working with pepper and wash your hands thoroughly after ward.
Recipe makes 8 servings.
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