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“Honey, you done good”

me and my dad

One of my dad’s favorite salads is a 3-bean or 5-bean or… if possible, a dozen-bean salad. Personally, I find many of the multiple-bean salads out there to be bland. So I created this Three Bean and Corn Salad for my dad.

Needless to say, he loves it. Of course, it’s hard for me to make anything that my dad doesn’t like. Whenever he’s finished his meal, here is what he says, “Honey, you done good!” I have to confess, just typing that now, made me smile. I love you, Dad!


Three-Bean and Corn Salad

15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 orange bell pepper, seeded, cored, and diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded, cored, and diced
10-ounce package frozen corn kernels, thawed and drained
1 small red onion, peeled and diced

1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1  1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
1 chipotle chile, finely minced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

In a large bowl, combine all the beans, both bell peppers, corn, and red onion.

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, lemon juice, sugar, cumin, salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic, and minced chipotle. Stir in cilantro.

Pour dressing on bean and corn mixture and toss to combine well. Chill thoroughly, at least 40 minutes. Serve cold.

Serves 10

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1 Dave Hopkins { 06.28.10 at 6:20 PM }

It’s too bad your dad doesn’t have a computer, or even internet access so he could read this.

2 Linda Hopkins { 06.30.10 at 8:43 AM }

It is too bad, but then again, that means I can say whatever I want to about him! There’s a bright side to everything!

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