Over the holidays, our friends Katie and Alex shared a simple bean salad with me that is delicious. I've seen similar recipes on Pinterest, but I like this one because it doesn't require a vinaigrette or dressing- just plain old fresh ingredients. I don't really like tomatoes unless they are smothered in cheese, dressing or sauteed, so I opted out of using them and used chick peas instead.
1 can dark beans (ex. black), drained and rinsed
1 can light beans (ex. northern), drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained and rinsed
1 package of cherry tomatoes
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 orange bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
juice from 1 lime (~2Tbsp)
salt/pepper to taste
*substitute any vegetable for any vegetable
Chop and mix. For best results, allow to sit overnight, it brings the flavors together more.
I have eaten this for lunch the last two days and love it. I either take tortilla chips with me or a spoon. Either way, easy peasy and yummy!
Tell me, what do you take to the office for lunch? I need new ideas!