Monday, May 31, 2010

veggie goodness

i'm have this salad that i eat in the warm summer months that is so, so delicious. it's a mixture of peppers, tomatoes, avocado, vinaigrette, onion, and beans. i have some marinating in the fridge and it's taking everything in me to not eat it before it's had time to sit...
so, i'll share with you how to make it and some yummy pics, in the hopes that it will be ready by the time this post is!
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 can chickpeas, rinsed,
1 can kidney beans, rinsed
3 peppers, diced (any color, but i prefer the red, yellow, and orange variety)
1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
balsamic vinagrette, any variety, at least 1/3 of a bottle... this is really suited to your taste
1 avocado, peeled and sliced

start by mixing the beans together in the bowl.

then, add the onions, peppers, and tomatoes; mix

carefully stir in the dressing and then add the avocado

give it a gentle mix and place it in the refrigerator. you could eat it right then and there, but it really needs time to marinate in all the vinaigrette-y goodness.

give it about an hour to chill and then DIG IN!


  1. YUM! I have a recipe that's a little variation on this...Just black beans (not the other ones) and corn, then all the veggies you have except avocado. Then a lime juice dressing with chili powder, cumin, and garlic (and of course lime juice and olive oil), and dried oregano and fresh cilantro, if you like. I like to serve it with tortilla chips as a type of salsa.
    But I think now I might have to start experimenting a little!

  2. That sounds really good! I'm going to have to make that one!

  3. Yum.... looks good. I adore avocado. :)

  4. ooooh yummy! i'm going to have to try this!

  5. I could totally go for a salad like this tonight. Can you make me one and drive it over? Great. See you soon!