Pinquito Bean Salad

Pinquito Bean Salad

There are so many great things about bean salads - they’re easy to prepare, economical, and rich in fiber and protein. This Pinquito Bean Salad is a great make-ahead dish that’s packed full of the fresh flavors of summer and makes a perfect side dish to any meal.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb. Susie Q's Pinquito Beans prepared with a 3 oz. packet of Susie Q's Pinquito Bean Seasoning 
  • ½ bell pepper (red, green or yellow), diced
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Susie Q's Santa Maria Style Seasoning
  • 1½ lemons, juiced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, minced

Directions:

  1. Cook the pinquito beans with the seasoning according to the package directions and allow to cool completely. 
  2. Drain the excess sauce from the beans and reserve for another use. 
  3. Add the beans to a large bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients until well combined. 
  4. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. 
  5. Garnish with additional cilantro, diced bell pepper and onion, if desired.