Thursday, April 22, 2010

Margarita Bean Salad

I've been looking for a bean salad recipe that is simple and easy to pull together and be tasty without the crazy calories (and without corn!!) So, I came up with this, it tastes incredible good and it's perfect for a summer BBQ with very little effort.


2 cans of mixed beans drained and rinsed to reduce sodium
3 cups of fresh tomatoes chopped
1 small onion chopped
1 small green pepper chopped
1 jalapeno (optional) minced
1 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon of cumin
2 garlic cloves minced or crushed
salt and pepper to taste

Just mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl and let them marinate for a couple hours so that the flavours blend in well. This makes a really great meal salad (2 cups= 4 Weight Watchers points), or a side salad to fajitas or other latino foods.

Approximately 140 calories per cup, or 2 Weight Watchers points per cup.


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