Summer Bean Salad

The Summer Bean Salad is very simple, easy to create, and tastes so nice. It has been a favorite for many of our guests and for me it is a good lunch now and then.
Just Chop, gently mix and chill! The number and types of beans can be varied to suit your tastes or what is in the pantry. I love to mix for color and presentation, although I do have my favorites types. The recipe really is this easy.


1 – can – 15 1/2 ozs black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 – can – 16 ozs butter beans beans (rinsed and drained)
1 – can – 16 ozs pinto beans (rinsed and drained)
(red kidney beans would also work well and they add color)
2 jalapenos seeded and minced
1/2 red bell pepper (minced)
1/2 red onion (minced)
2 stalk celery (finely chopped)
1/2 a bunch of cilantro leaves (finely chopped)
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin

Recipes and more by Charley CarlinAbout The Chef РCharley loves to cook for a group, whether the group is six or twenty. Creating new concoctions from others recipes by altering quantities, leaving out some parts and adding other parts creates his personal style.  All of his recipes are available for everyone to use.