BEANS BEANS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART, THE MORE YOU EAT THEM, THE MORE YOU ….

bean salad

Beans are healthy, and they are an excellent protein source.  According to Healthline, beans or legumes can help reduce blood sugar and improve cholesterol levels.

BEAN SALAD

2 cups canned green beans, drained, 1 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained, 1 cup canned kidney beans, drained, 1 cup thawed frozen whole kernel corn,  1 cup canned black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained, 1 cup canned baby lima beans, rinsed and drained, 1 cup canned black beans, drained, 1 cup canned green beans, drained, 1/2 cup finely chopped celery, 1 /2 cup finely chopped red onion, 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro,  1/4 cup Udon oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoon raw sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 pounds cooked and crumbled bacon, 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese and 1 large avocado, thinly sliced.

Dump all the beans into a large bowl, add the vegetables mix well, set aside.  Fry the bacon, crumble and set aside. Make up the dressing: 1/4 cup Udo’s oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, mix well and pour over the beans.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, before serving.  When you are ready to serve garnish with the bacon, cheese and avocado slices.

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