Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Bean salad

When it comes to daily recipes, there are two essential criteria I stick to: Cheap, and Easy. This recipe is courtesy of The Billfold, and it is maybe the cheapest and easiest dish I know of. It's endlessly customizable, so you never have to eat it the same way twice. The key ingredient is the mother of all spices, Cumin.

I LOVE CUMIN. Let me shout it from the rooftops! I don't think there's any spice I love more, and it is the glue to this black bean salad.

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 tbs cumin (to start with)
  • 4-6 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • Optional: 1 can garbanzo beans, 1 cup frozen edamame, 1/4 cup chopped onion, 1 tbs fresh cilantro, 1-2 cloves minced garlic (pick and choose your favorites!)

  • Strain all the canned ingredients and dump them into a big Tupperware. 
  • Put everything else in there with them
  • Snap on the lid
  • Shake it all up!
I guess you could use a spoon to mix the salad, but that's no fun. 

This time around, I wanted to go for a chili-like consistency, so I didn't drain the beans or tomatoes. I also left out the cilantro, garbanzo beans, and edamame. And I just plain forgot about the onion. But that's the beauty of this combo - mix up the canned goods with some lime and cumin, and you've got yourself a meal.

But like I said, I was aiming for a bean chili, so I thought I'd top it off with some cheese.


Yeah, that's the stuff.

 Nuke it a bit...

Okay, bye, I'm gonna go eat lunch.

1 comment:

  1. giiiirl i hope i run into you at the farmers market!! i love me some cumin and their cheese section is the best!


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