Red, White and Blue Bean Salad

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cans of white kidney or cannelllini beans 
  • 3/4 cup of strawberries (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup of blueberries
  • 3/4 cup of jicama (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • cilantro for garnish

Optional: crumbled goat cheese

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (rice wine vinegar is good too)
  • 1-2 tsp dark maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt & pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.  Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad about an hour or so before serving to allow the flavors to soak into the beans.  

NOTES:

If you don't have jicama you can substitute cucumbers.  You won't need all of the dressing for this salad.  Pour desired amount on this dish and save the rest for a salad on another day!  

Did you know that jicama is an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C plus it has a low glycemic index?