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Posts Tagged ‘Cuban-style bean salad’

postheadericon Cuban-Style Bean Salad

5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Cuban-Style Bean Salad is a must try recipe.  A zesty three-bean salad made with black, pinto and garbanzo beans with a cumin, jalapeno and cilantro vinaigrette. A great idea for cookouts, picnics or your Tex-Mex entrees as a side dish. It is also a WeightWatchers (4) PointsPlus friendly and diabetic friendly recipe.    Makes (8) 1 cup servings. Cuban-Style Bean Salad will be loved by family and friends alike.cuban-style-bean-salad


1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp ground cumin
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely chopped
1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves
1-1/2 cups chopped Kosher dill pickles
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained, rinsed
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, drained, rinsed
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
1 celery rib, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 2″ strips
2 green onions, sliced
1 tomato, chopped
Salad may be prepared a day ahead. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


1. Mix olive oil, cilantro, lemon juice, vinegar, cumin, jalapeno pepper and oregano together in a large bowl until well blended.

2. Add in remaining ingredients; mix lightly. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Stir gently just before serving.

Yield: 8 (1 Cup) Servings.

WW PointsPlus+ = 4
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1 Starch + 2 Fat

Calories: 170, Total Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 400mg, Sugars 2g, Carbohydrates 18g, Fiber 6g, Protein 6g

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