Healthy Tri-Bean Cilantro Salad

tri-color-bean-saladThis is one of my favorite healthy warm weather salads.   It’s a great side dish that is so easy to prepare and if you love beans as much as I do, I am certain that you will enjoy this.  It’s a cinch to bring along to a party or picnic, and the vibrant colors are appealing to the eye. It also keeps well in the refrigerator as leftovers.  I add extra cilantro because I can never get enough, but there’s room to play with this one and add less or more of your favorites.

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt & pepper
3 scallions, sliced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 can small red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can northern white beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
In a large bowl whisk together

In a large bowl whisk together mustard and vinegar. Whisk in olive oil. Stir in salt, pepper, and cayenne. Add scallions, peppers, onion, beans and parsley and cilantro and mix well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve.


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