Zippy Three-Bean Salad

Posted March 20, 2012

1/3 cup canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
2 ounces low-fat cheddar or Colby cheese
Few slices red onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon dried cilantro
Pinch of cayenne pepper, or to taste
Pinch of ground cumin
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and enjoy. Variation: For a bean dip, purée all the ingredients and enjoy with raw vegetables such as sliced bell peppers and carrot and celery sticks.

Nutrition Information:
Calories 395 | Carbs 45.2 g | Protein 26 g | Fat 12 g | Fibre 9.5 g

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