Colourful Bean & Pepper Salad

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in Dinner Tonight, Homepage Slider | 0 comments

Colourful Bean & Pepper Salad

My sisters mother-in-law made this fantastic salad a few weekends back and I knew I had to make another batch. Her recipe was awesome, but I made a few adjustments based on my preferences and what I had on hand.

In a small sauce pan, bring all of the following ingredients to a boil:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3- 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbs spoon water (not sure the importance of this, but I added it anyway just to rinse the spoon)

Once this reaches a boil for one minute, let it sit until cooled (about half an hour)

In the meantime, Rinse and Drain 1 can of each:

  • can black beans
  • can lentils
  • can corn

While those are drying, chop 1 of each:

  • red pepper
  • orange pepper
  • cucumber (I peeled every other inch or so – I like how a cucumber looks with strips of dark green) – you could use celery instead
  • sweet onion (would have used red if I had one)

Add veg and beans together then pour cooled dressing on top. Cover and chill for a couple hours (or overnight) to let the dressing marinate. Serve it your fave guests!

Note: I chopped my veggies a little larger so I could stick a fork in them (also big chunks = less prep time). However, the original version was used as a salsa with toastidos so the chunks were much smaller. It was great as both a salsa and salad. Enjoy =)

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