Fabulous Bean Salad
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn kernels
1 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 clove crushed garlic
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 dash hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
In a large bowl, combine beans, bell peppers, frozen corn, and red onion.
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lime juice, lemon juice, sugar, salt, garlic, cilantro, cumin, and black pepper. Season to taste with hot sauce and chili powder.
Drizzle olive oil dressing over vegetables; mix well. Chill thoroughly, and serve cold.
Lovely Cranberry, Tomato, Avacado Salad:
1 (10 ounce) package mixed salad greens, rinsed and dried
1 (8 ounce) package sweetened dried cranberries
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
4 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
1 avocado – peeled, pitted and sliced very thinly
Splash of raspberry walnut vinaigrette dressing
In a large bowl, toss together the salad greens, cranberries, sunflower seeds and tomatoes. Top with avocado add vinaigrette and serve.