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September 25, 2007

Avocado and Red Bean Salad

Avocado and Red Bean Salad

Who says salad has to have lettuce? It's fast and easy to toss together some great ingredients and come out with a wonderful salad sans the lettuce. This particular combination has a bit of a Mexican flare. It makes a great lunch or even a good pot luck type dish. The best part is that it's quick, easy and healthy. What's better than that?

What You'll Need:
1 - 15.5 ounce can of red beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup of red onion, chopped fine
1 large avocado, chopped
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
A pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
A pinch of paprika
A pinch of cayenne pepper
A pinch of chili powder
A pinch of of cumin

Toss together all ingredients and serve immediately.

Notes: Due to the avocados you want to make this right before serving and no more than 30 minutes ahead of time. You could also add the avocado later and mix up everything else ahead of time. You can add other types of beans in place of or along with the red beans. Corn and/or tomatoes would also be a nice addition.

Posted by Dianne at September 25, 2007 11:47 AM

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Wow! What a great combo! We have a potluck for our CSA coming up next month and I've been trying to think of something to make. This looks perfect!

Posted by: Allie at September 25, 2007 9:30 PM

Nice. This would be a great go to dinner for us when I am too tired to cook. That might be tonight. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by: Diane-thewholegang at April 17, 2009 5:08 PM

This looks fabulous. I love that there's no lettuce. Just give me the good stuff. :)

Posted by: Heather @CeliacFamily.com at April 18, 2009 1:11 PM

I haven't made this one in a while, but looking at the picture makes me want to make it again soon!

Posted by: Dianne at April 20, 2009 8:11 PM

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