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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Budget Bean Salad

When time and/or money are tight, this hearty salad is a great choice. Taking only minutes to prepare, this recipe makes a LOT of flavourful, nutrient-packed food!

(If you have time to start preparing this salad a little earlier, you can save even more money - and have greater control over quantity - by working with dried beans and soaking them overnight to rehydrate before use.)

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 can white beans
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and diced
  • fresh cilantro leaves
  • a favourite vinaigrette (a tomato-based dressing works well)


Mix chickpeas, beans, onion, peppers & cilantro together.
Toss with vinaigrette.

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