Thursday, September 20, 2012

Three Bean Salad Recipe

Three Bean Salad Recipe  

1/2 cup cooked black beans
1/2 cup cooked pinto beans
1/2 cup cooked garbanzo beans
1 head of raw broccoli florets,  chopped
1/4 cup sliced raw carrots
1 large stew raw tomato, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 cucumber, quartered
1 raw zucchini, sliced in 1/8
3 leaves of green leaf lettuce chopped

I prefer to cook my beans instead of purchase in a can.  Usually if I am making this I will soak the beans in separate pots over night.  Then finish boiling until cooked through, the next day.  I add all the ingredients together and drizzle with Newman Own Organic Italian Dressing.  Mix all ingredients and enjoy.  I love to have a few sliced of avocado on the side.  I do not mix the avocado into the main salad because it oxidizes to quickly and I make enough to eat on it all week.  Adding fresh avocado is a nice extra. 

This salad is loaded with great cleansing fiver for your digestive system.  When you eat vegetables raw you can really boost your vitamins and minerals, A, B's, folate acid,C, E, F, Calcium, Chlorine, and Potassium.