3 Bean Salad

This afternoon, we finally hooked up with a friend that lives in the area! We’ve been trying to get together for what seems like forever but in all actuality is probably only a few weeks.

Eric went to college with Jodus and moved up here. Jodus came up a couple years later and Eric was generous enough to let Jodus rent out a room for awhile! Now, Eric bought a new house so we had to come by and check it out!

Look at the view!

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Gorgeous! The subdivision is really nice and the house is nice and big and light. We liked it!

Last time we saw Eric, and his girlfriend, Liz, was at our wedding – but that seems like eons ago! And speaking of which, they just gave us a cd of pictures that they took at the wedding! Can’t wait to go through those.

They had fish tacos on the menu for lunch today so we contributed a bean salad.

We had chips and salsa and bean dip to start.

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I mobbed on the bean dip.

And a Pacifico with lime.

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Pretty much everyone has a bean salad that they like but this is my favorite mix:

  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of corn
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded & diced
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, seeded & diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbls white vinegar
  • 2 tsp pure lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 dashes of cayenne
  • 1 avocado, diced, added just prior to serving.

The ingredients tend to fluctuate based on what we have on hand but today’s mix was especially good. I usually am a little too heavy handed with the onion or garlic (omitted this round) but today’s focus was on the beans and cilantro. I liked it much better that way.

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I think it went well with the fish tacos and mexican-style rice.

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We had a great time chatting it up! We split a bottle of white over lunch as well.

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PS – after 1 allergy pill, 1 beer, and 1 wine, do not operate heavy machinery.

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