Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bean Salad and Quinoa-Meatless on Monday #14

Looking for a high protein, high fiber, low-fat meal?  
This is it!  I have to admit that in order to make this dish I used canned beans.  If I had the time I would have made the beans from scratch.  Now that I have a pressure canner, cooking beans will be a snap!

Bean Salad

1 can Cannellini Beans 
(white beans)
1 can chili beans or pink beans
1 can Garbanzo Beans
1 can whole kernel corn
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
3 tablespoons lime juice
pepper to taste
*Do not add salt if you are using canned food*

If you are using canned beans, rinse and drain.  Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly.  Refrigerate 1 hour before serving to let the flavors mix.

For the Quinoa, prepare according to the package.  
Mine says to use twice as much water as quinoa.  
I used 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water.  Once it was fully cooked I added 1 tablespoon of coconut oil while it was still hot and mixed thoroughly.

My preference: Add the quinoa and bean salad to a bowl and top with a dollop of fat-free sour cream.  Best served cold.

This is a great make-ahead meal.  I made this for lunch today and there is plenty for tomorrow and maybe the next day.  Saves time and money!

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  1. I love bean salads and I rarely add corn...I bet it tastes amazing! All the best - Monica

  2. This looks great. All of my favorite flavors!

    New Follower :)

  3. Looks yummy. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  4. Sorry but I just saw this thumbnail on another blog and had to pop over and tell you that I thought it said..."Jelly Bean Salad."

  5. Thanks for liking up with Super Sunday Sync!
    Glad you stopped by,
    Hope to see you next week :)

  6. Sounds yummy! what a great combination: corn and beans...

    hugs ~ Crystelle

  7. Looks great - was wondering what to do with all that Quinoa! Joining from Inspire Me Monday -

  8. Looks good! I LOVE quinoa. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Monday! :)

  9. Beans, corns and quinoa? Sign me up!

    Visiting from Marvelous Mondays...thanks for sharing! I am one of this week's co-hosts, please take a look at to learn more about my Milwaukee Kitchen! Sara

  10. Yum! I want some of that salad! Please??

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  11. two yums up! ( thumbs up) Hopping over from Whimsy Wednesday. I'm already a happy follower xo

  12. Looks great! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  13. That looks so tasty! I love that you added quinoa to the beans. The texture would be amazing! I'm going to have to try this :)

  14. Hi! Stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  15. I need more meatless recipes and this looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing it on "I Gotta Try That"

  16. That looks great! I love bean salads. Thanks so much for sharing this on Meatless Monday, and sorry it took me a while to get back to you- I was hit with Hurricane Sandy!


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