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Cool Beans Salad

Welcome to #BBQWeek 2021! This winter seemed extraordinarily long so it's been really awesome to be able to finally uncover the grill and enjoy some meals on the patio.  I'm kicking things off with this super colorful, super delicious Cool Beans Salad from Taste of Home. 


I made a few slight changes to the recipe, starting with using white wine vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. It was what I had on hand, and I really think any type would work in this, apple cider vinegar, balsamic. 


I used low sodium versions of the beans, that's just personal preference. I'd rather add salt at the end if needed and be able to control it. The last change was to swap out the cilantro for parsley. I'm one of those people that can't do cilantro, it tastes like soap to me. 


I found this to be even better the second day.  Thank you so much to Janelle L. for sharing her recipe! Be sure to follow our Pinterest board for more summer BBQ ideas. Thank you to Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures and Ellen from Family Around the Table for hosting #BBQWeek, and to all of the other bloggers for sharing their amazing recipes!


Cool Beans Salad

Cool Beans Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked basmati rice
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained, low sodium
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained, low sodium
  • 1  1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the first 8 ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Chill until serving.

Slightly adapted from: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cool-beans-salad/

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Comments

  1. This is a beautiful salad and I'm always happy to have a side that is better the second day so you can make it ahead of time for potlucks and the such.

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  2. I love salads that are better the next day! This one is a keeper!

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  3. Anything that is make ahead quickly rises to the top for me when i'm planning a get together. I'm definitely saving this one.

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  4. I love it when the side dish says "NO!" to taking the back seat. How delicious this looks!

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  5. I'm liking the combination of rice and beans together in a salad

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  6. What a fabulous side dish that you can change up to suit your tastes and what you have on hand - I love bean salads!

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