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                            Marinated Bean Salad
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  Cup           salad dressing (see recipe below)
    1      can           (15 oz) black beans
    1      can           (15 oz) pinto beans
    1      can           (15 oz) white navy beans
    2      jars          (7 oz) roasted bell peppers -- drained & chopped
    1      large         sweet onion -- sliced paper-thin
      1/4  cup           cider vinegar
    2      teaspoons     sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      salt -- to taste
                         -- Salad Dressing --
    1      tablespoon    balsamic vinegar
      2/3  cup           olive oil
    1      teaspoon      cilantro -- minced
      1/2  teaspoon      thyme -- minced
      1/2  teaspoon      basil -- minced
      1/4  teaspoon      ground cumin
    1      teaspoon      honey mustard
    1      clove         garlic -- minced
 
 Salad Dressing:
 In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.  Process in food processor until
 smooth.  Makes 2/3 cup.
 
 Salad:
 Drain beans in colander.  Place in large bowl with peppers.  Add 1/2 cup of
 prepared salad dressing and toss gently.  Cover and refrigerate at least 1
 hour, preferably overnight.  Reserve and refrigerate remaining salad dressing.
 
 In another bowl, toss the onion with the vinegarm sugar and 1/2 teaspoon
 salt.  Cover and refrigerate.
 
 At serving time, adjust seasoning on beans.  Add remaining salad dressing,
 if desired.  Garnish with sliced onion mixture.
 
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