Rice and Bean Salad

  • Yield: 12 to 14 servings


Garlic Dressing:
1/3cup balsamic vinegar
1/4cup water
1teaspoon minced garlic
1tablespoon olive oil
3cups cooked rice
1-- (16-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1-- (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1-- (10-ounce) package frozen green peas
2-- (4-ounce) cans chopped green chiles, drained
1/2cup chopped red onion
1/4cup chopped fresh cilantro
-- Garlic Dressing


  1. To prepare the dressing:  Combine the vinegar, water, garlic and olive oil in a jar.  Cover tightly and shake vigorously.
  2. To prepare the salad:  Combine the rice, pinto beans, black beans, peas, green chiles, onion and cilantro in a large bowl; toss gently.  Pour Garlic Dressing over the rice mixture and toss gently.  Cover and chill overnight, if time permits.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 137
  • Fat 2g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 366mg
  • Carbohydrate 25g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Protein 5g