Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lime Bean Salad

As I wrote in the last blog, I sort-of misread directions about preparing dry bulk beans.  Long story short, C. and I ate beans just about everyday for 2 weeks.  Eventually we still had so many beans leftover, we just had to throw the rest out.  So, taking the large mixture of beans, I made a delicious bean salad with a lime dressing on it.  

Reminder to self: fully read the directions before trying something new... Especially where it says dry beans will increase 2 to 3 times in volume when cooked!

4 cups of beans (Any type works...You can get super creative with the bulk beans at Whole Foods!)

1/4 cup olive oil
juice from 2 limes
fresh cilantro (about 3 tbsp chopped)
dash of salt


1)  Make dressing by mixing olive oil, lime juice, chopped cilantro, and a dash of salt in a small bowl.

2)  Pour over the beans and thoroughly mix.  I let the mixture sit over night to really soak up some of the dressing.  Add in the avocado after.

3)  Before serving (or eating) add in some chopped tomato, and sprinkle with feta.  Save this step for just before eating the salad, otherwise they tend to get too mushy.

~Eat Well and Be Happy~


  1. Any type of bean salad is good by me! This sounds very yummy!

  2. this salad sounds great! I love salads with beans!

  3. This sounds great! I love any type of bean salad!! This would be perfect to take to work for lunch! Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is what I am talking about.........all my favorites in one dish.(well, chocolate for dessert of course) I am going to make this salad this weekend.YUMMY!!!!!!

  5. I always say I'd starve to death without beans (I eat a LOT of beans!) and I love bean salads. This one sounds really tasty with the lime!

  6. I love things like this. I can't get enough of lime and cilantro

  7. I love things like this! I can't get enough of lime and cilantro.