Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lite Lime and Pinto Bean Salad

"You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?" - Rumi

Okay, so my quote for this post doesn't have much to do with the food that I cooked. But I just loved it so much, I had to share it. Happy eating!

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 cups cooked pinto beans
1 avocado, sliced in 1/2 an inch to 1 inch pieces
1 tomato, sliced in 1/2 an inch to 1 inch pieces
1/4 teaspoon cumin
juice of 1 lime
pinch of salt
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 leaf kale, torn into 1 inch pieces
1 tablespoon garlic grapeseed oil (can be substituted for olive oil and crushed garlic)


Step 1: Cook and rinse beans according to package (you can also use canned beans). My pinto package didn't have instructions, so I used wikihow's instructions and they turned out perfectly. Put the beans in a small bowl and pour white wine vinegar over the beans. Let the marinate while you prepare the rest of your salad (about 10-20 minutes).

Step 2: In a large bowl place sliced tomatoes, kale, and avocado. In a smaller bowl mix cumin, lime, and salt. Pour mixture over the tomatoes and avocado. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Add onion and cilantro to your large bowl. Toss carefully to not squish your avocado!

Step 4: Drain your beans from the white wine vinegar (or leave to give your salad an extra kick!). Slowly add beans to the large bowl and toss to distribute pieces equally. Drizzle with garlic grapeseed oil. Toss lightly.

Serves 6-8 sides.