Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Kidney, the White, and the Edamame, A New Three Bean Salad


So I needed to take something to a potluck, and three eban salad is both easy to put together, and travels pretty well. Although I did break out my chilled travel bowl so it would make it there, and not need the fridge. It's pretty cool., literally, Take a look.
This altered recipe all started because I don't like green beans, not really, but I still wanted something green, and it should be a bean, edamame just seemed like a good choice.
Now, since we're talking about beans, there's also the not so pleasant subtopic of the gas it creates. There are two basic schools of thought on how to deal with, the sugar route and the cumin route. Pretty much every 3 bean salad recipe goes for sugar, except this one. Cumin, to make up for the lack of sweetness, I threw in a little corn.

To make the salad, combine.

1 1/2 cups edamame, shelled
1 can white beans
1 can kidney beans
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 cup corn kernals
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 red onion chopped

Dressing
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper

You can dress this salad early, the celery will stand up well enough to last a couple of days.
Serving tip: I usually place the dressing at the bottom of the bowl and miz when ready to serce.

1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious! I love beans + this salad is right up my alley. NOM.

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