Chipotle-Lime Three Bean Salad

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This simple bean salad will be a welcomed surprise at your next picnic. Its tangy, spicy flavor makes it a good match for your burgers, brats, and hotdogs.

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes


Serves: 6 to 8 servings
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving:
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1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 shallot, finely chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

½ cup cilantro, finely chopped

2 teaspoons chipotle in adobo sauce*

1 teaspoon sugar

½ teaspoon salt

Juice of 2 limes

Zest of 1 lime


Place the black beans, garbanzo beans, and kidney beans in a large bowl. Add the shallot, bell pepper, and cilantro. Stir to combine.

In a small dish, stir together the chipotle in adobo sauce, sugar, salt, lime juice, and lime zest.

Pour the dressing over the beans and stir to coat. Place the bean salad in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before serving to let the flavors blend.

*This is the sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo. If you want your salad extra spicy, place the dressing ingredients in a small food processor, and add a whole chipotle pepper with the sauce. Purée and pour over the bean dressing. In a pinch, substitute 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder for the sauce.

Nutritional Information

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  • Recipe Credit
  • Paramount Citrus



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