Thursday, October 12, 2017

Recipe: Softened Vegetable and Avocado Bean Salad


You'll need: 

1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1/2 cup of canned kidney beans, rinsed
1/2 cup of canned white northern beans, rinsed
1 TBSP cilantro, diced
2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. olive oil


What To Do:

Add olive oil to a saute pan and saute chopped onion, bell pepper and spices over medium heat for 5-7 minutes just until tender but still crisp. Set aside in refrigerator to cool off while you mix the other ingredients. 

In a large bowl add the rest of the ingredients and toss well. Once the softened vegetables are cooled add them to the bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for an hour before serving. 

I thought of this when I got 2 cans of beans in this month's Degusta Box. I wasn't sure what to do with them so I made something up and it came out really good. You can also skip sauteing the onion and pepper if you like them raw but I really don't like raw onion and cooking it for just a couple of minutes takes that bite out of it and makes then taste sweeter. This ended up being a great side dish. 


UPDATE: I also heated some up with a fried egg, a little grated cheese and some avocado tomato salsa. It was really good for lunch. 

32 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this looks delish Mary!

    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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    1. Thanks, it was quite good.

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  2. Never know what can come due when extra beans are had.

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  3. invite me over. I want to eatttt ! <3

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  4. I don't like raw onion either.

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  5. Oh wow, looks yummy!!! Thank you for sharing, Mary. 😁❤️😋

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  6. Love veggies to eat! Looks good!

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  7. Thanks Mary. Do you think this would be good as a hot side dish? I think I would like it either way and since its getting to be cooler weather I'm looking for more things hot than cold. Thanks

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    1. Yes, I actually had some heated up with a fried egg on top. It was really good that way too.

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  8. I never thought to add avocado to bean salad, but it sounds delicious.

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  9. That would be good on cold day.
    Coffee is on

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  10. I'm so hungry, that fried egg is calling my nameeeeeeeee

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  11. The recipe was good but then you added the update! Fantastic.

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  12. Great, now I'm hungry again, yum!

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  13. This sounds like a lunch I would enjoy Mary. Thank you.

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  14. Okay, this one I'm definitely trying. That idea with the fried egg sounds genius. ~Aleen

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    1. I hope you like it. It was really good.

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  15. Looks good Mary, thanks for sharing the recipe here.

    All the best Jan

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  16. Yum!!! That sounds really good. (minus the cilantro for me lol)

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