Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

"'We enjoy fajitas and tacos, but finding a good side dish to go with them wasn't easy...until this recipe came along,' writes Stephenie Liston of Ankeny, Iowa."
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10 m servings
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Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the rice, beans, green pepper and olives. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well. Pour over rice mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled. Toss before serving.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 154 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 404 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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I thought this recipe was very good. It was fresh and tasty. I took the advice of another reviewer and used black beans instead of kidney beans. Delicious! I will definitely make it again.

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Not a huge fan of this. Very very lime-y is the only way I can describe it. My daughter ate one bite and that's it and husband ate it and said it was okay. The olives were kinda weird in this...

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I thought this recipe was very good. It was fresh and tasty. I took the advice of another reviewer and used black beans instead of kidney beans. Delicious! I will definitely make it again.

This is a tasty salad! I needed to find a recipe that allowed me to use up some things in my fridge, while also not using a lot of ingredients that I didn't have around because they are too expe...

Replace red beans w/ black and rice w/ basmati rice. Becomes exceptional. Try Kroger's Chipolte Lime Chicken breast w/ it. Grill and slice. Serve on top as complete dinner salad.

Made this for an office potluck. I got many good reviews from my co-workers. This recipe as written will make a large amount; I anticipated around 25 servings but ended up eating the leftovers...

This is excellent! Made it for a "Mexican Fiesta" dinner with the British in-laws. I substituted black beans for the kidney beans, and used red pepper as well. Everybody LOVED it. I will definit...

This was a very refreshing, colorful way to serve beans and rice. I used black beans and red pepper (my preference) and it was delicious. I made this a second time using cooked orzo in place...

Fantastic! I too swapped black beans for the red - added a can of corn for color- and my gang likes more prominent taste so upped the garlic, cilantro, cumin, and lime juice. A big hit , will c...

We loved this salad. I added 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper, and doubled the cilantro for our personal taste. I used yellow and orange peppers because that is what I had on hand. Thank you for a g...

Great side to serve with tacos. I used black beans and did everything else the same - yummy!

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