>Staring down a lazy Sunday and one actually in town, I did what I always do…tackle a kitchen clean out and pantry reorganization job. After I quick trip to the grocery store this morning, I found that I was running out of room in the pantry…not a problem I often run into but it happened today. So, out with the old and in with the new. I had cans upon cans of beans that needed to see the light of day so a quick fix was in order. I love Southern Caviar, (Paula Deenhttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=pantry2plate-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1416552243&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr is the southern cooking queen!) so here’s today’s variation on the tailgate favorite based on what I had to use:
1 can black beans
1 can garbanzo beans
1 can northern beans
1 small can Rotel with green chilis
1 medium yellow onion
1 pint sunburst tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
10 leaves fresh basil
1 bottle of Trader Joe’s Tuscan Italian Dressing
Salt and Pepper
Dice the onions and garlic, half or quarter the tomatoes and roll the basil leaves together for a chiffonade. Drain all the beans and rinse. All goes into one bowl, toss with the dressing and salt and pepper to taste. I love this dip or bean salad or whatever you want to call it because it is so versatile. Today, I enjoyed it with soy and flax seed tortilla chips but I think it’s great over romaine lettuce with grilled chicken or even served bruschetta style over grilled garlic bread. It’s a great way to empty the cabinets and enjoy a protein packed snack!
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