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Cold Beans Salad

Summer is officially here..Oh boy! It's just beginning of summer .We can feel the heat in ON!! These couple of days the weather it's really hot and humid..I have no mood to prepare a hot and complicated meal during the heat wave,so the most easy solution is just prepared a simple meal or salad,right? Of course, there is other solution.It's called "take out or delivery order " from the restaurant but we can't afford to order meal in daily basic..Furthermore it's not really healthy and cost effective for us to eat out daily..I always store plenty of can beans in my pantry..I know eating beans is good for our health..All I need to do is just rinsed the beans in running cold water until it's run clean and mixed together with some seasoning and onion..Voila!! there you go...We have beans salad for lunch!!


1 can of chickpea or garbanzo bean (Goya brand or premium any brand)
1 can whole sweetcorn( del-monte brand or any premium brand)
1 can pink bean(Goya brand or any premium brand)
1 small Bombay onion,peeled and diced
1 stalk cilantro,washed and chopped


2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
4-5 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sea salt or to taste
2 tbsp or more Parmesan grated cheese

1:Open all canned beans into a sieve basket.Run cold water over the beans until it's water run clear.Combine beans and all the seasoning in a medium bowl,toss well together.
2:Placed beans mixture in fridge for 30 minutes or longer before serve cold ..



tigerfish said...
June 25, 2010 at 5:22 AM

Indeed, I hate to cook under hot and humid conditions :O

Angie's Recipes said...
June 25, 2010 at 6:37 AM

Nice and cool for the warm days!

MamaFaMi said...
June 25, 2010 at 7:03 AM

Scrumptious looking salad you've got there! I think, that whole plate is not enough for me alone!

Anonymous said...
June 25, 2010 at 10:51 PM

Absolutely beautiful and easy to make.

Wendy said...
June 27, 2010 at 1:47 AM

I made it with diced persian cucumber. Went to a couple of full service market but couldn't find the pink beans. Eventually found it at Target. I did not have time to chill it before dinner. It was a hit for my family! Thank you very much.

Little Corner of Mine said...
June 27, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Very easy, healthy and refreshing indeed! We still cannot eat this for lunch, too Chinese lah.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
June 29, 2010 at 12:51 AM

I hear you! hahaha!

Thanks! yes its!! very hot and humid now!

Thank you! hahaha!

Thank you :)

U welcome!! it's great idea you use cucumber!!it's refreshing and cool! you can get Goya Premium brand canned bean from any regular's much cheaper than whole sale food market or full service market!! This week our local market Pathmarket have Goya premium bean on sale for $0.66 a can..I bought almost 10 cans! Hubby love it and yesterday I make another batch again!!

hahaha!! I know I know!! I only eat one meal with this beans but hubby eat lunch and dinner for 2 straight days!! he said yummy!!

2crazydogs said...
July 1, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Will make it this weekend for lunch...most probably hubs will eat it all, I will make myself noodles! :)

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