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Black Bean and Rice Salad Recipe

July 10th, 2015 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2cups cooked and cooledbrown rice
  2. 1 (15 ounce)canblack beans, rinsed and drained
  3. 1/4cup finely choppedgreen peppers
  4. salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  5. 1/2cupfat-free Italian salad dressing
  6. 1mediumtomato, seeded and chopped
  7. 8pitted black olives (optional)
  8. 2tablespoons choppedfresh cilantro

DIRECTIONS

  1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. Mix.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and chill completely.
  4. Stir again before serving.

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Spicy Black and Red Bean Soup Recipe

July 9th, 2015 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1tablespoonvegetable oil
  2. 1 1/2cupsonions, chopped
  3. 1 1/4cupscarrots, sliced
  4. 2garlic cloves, minced
  5. 3cupsvegetable broth
  6. 2teaspoonswhite sugar (optional)
  7. 1 (16 ounce)packagefrozen corn
  8. 1 (15 ounce)cankidney beans, drained and rinsed
  9. 1 (15 ounce)canblack beans, rinsed and drained
  10. 1 (14 1/2 ounce)canItalian-style stewed tomatoes
  11. 1 (14 1/2 ounce)candiced tomatoes, drained
  12. 1 (4 ounce)candiced green chilies

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine everything in your crock pot and cook on HIGH for the first hour.
  2. Turn the temperature down to LOW, and cook 7 more hours.

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Smoky Pinto Bean and Potato Soup Recipe

July 8th, 2015 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1mediumonion, chopped
  2. 2mediumred potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  3. 2carrots, thinly sliced
  4. 1stalkcelery, thinly sliced
  5. 1 (14 ounce)canpinto beans, rinsed and drained
  6. 2 (14 ounce)cansnonfat beef broth
  7. 1 1/2lbstop loin beef, trimmed of fat and cut into cubes
  8. 2garlic cloves, chopped
  9. 1/2teaspooncumin
  10. 1/4teaspoonblack pepper
  11. 1teaspoonliquid smoke
  12. 1tablespoonwhite wine vinegar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients in medium sized slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high 3 1/2 – 5 hours or on low 8-10 hours.

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Garbanzo Bean and Sweet Pepper Salad Recipe

July 4th, 2015 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2mediumred sweet bell peppers, roasted and skinned or1 (7ounce)jarroasted sweet red peppers, drained
  2. 4cups cookedgarbanzo beans(about 1 1/2 cups dry or equivalent canned beans, drained)or2 cups cooked garbanzo beans and 2 cupskidney beans
  3. 1/2cup slicedgreen onions
  4. 1/2cup finely choppedcelery
  5. 2tablespoonscapers, drained
  6. DRESSING

  7. 1-2garlic clove, minced
  8. 3tablespoons choppedfresh mint, NOT dried
  9. 3tablespoonsolive oil(NO substitution)
  10. 3tablespoonslemon juiceor white wine vinegar(or 3 tablespoons combination of lemon juice and vinegar)
  11. 1/8teaspoonsalt
  12. 1/8teaspoonfresh ground black pepper
  13. lettuce leaves (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large non-reactive bowl combine vegetables, beans and capers.
  2. In screw-top glass jar or glass measuring cup combine the remaining ingredients and shake or blend well. Pour over bean mixture. Toss well to coat. Cover and chill at least 4 hours. Serve on lettuce leaves, if desired.

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White Bean and Fennel Salad Recipe

July 4th, 2015 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1smallfennel bulb, tough green tops and bottom trimmed
  2. 2cups cannedcannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  3. 1/2cup thinly sliveredred onions
  4. 1/4cup choppedfresh Italian parsley
  5. 1tablespoon finely chopped freshoregano leaves(or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  6. 3tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil
  7. 2tablespoonsred wine vinegaror fresh lemon juice
  8. salt
  9. fresh ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut the fennel bulb into lengthwise quarters.
  2. Cut each quarter crosswise into 1/8-inch thick slices.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the fennel, beans, onion, parsley, and oregano.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste together; pour over bean mixture; toss to coat.
  5. Adjust seasonings to taste and serve.

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