Thrifty Tip #66: Eat BEANS! No, seriously, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, mung beans, great northern beans...legumes...eat them! They are SUPER inexpensive and full of protein! Beans pair well with tons of other vegetables, meats, and rice to make quick, easy, and low cost meals!
Here's a new favorite dish at our house!
Black Bean Salsa
3 c. black beans (equal to 2 cans)
2 tomatoes (diced)
1 green pepper (diced)
1 bunch green onions (chopped)
2 c. corn (I used frozen corn and ran it under hot water first)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon black pepper
Whisk dressing ingredients well and pour over vegetables. Chill and serve with Blue Corn Chips!
Got leftovers? No problem! We turned this salsa into the most delicious lunch!
I loved it but was even more surprised at how much the kids loved it!
Black Bean Salad
Prepare 1 c. brown rice (I used 1/2 c. brown and 1/2 c. red jasmine rice that I got on a whim in the bulk aisle!). Rinse with cold water until cooled. Mix with leftover salsa (about 1/2 the batch) and serve.
What's your favorite BEAN dish?