Thursday, August 18, 2011

Chipotle Chickpea Bean Salad

I can't believe I didn't snap a picture or twelve of this amazingly good salad!  I made a double batch and brought it along to a BBQ. I saved some to eat during the week but just forgot to get pictures. 

I made it very similar to the original recipe. I took her advice and added some other veggies.  It's pretty versatile and can be thrown together pretty quickly.

This was super tasty and filling, I know I'll be making it again soon!  And next time I won't forget the pictures!


Adapted from A Veggie Venture

1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 tbsp. lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 or more chipotle chiles (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)


1 15-ounce cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 15 ounce can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 or more tomatoes, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped (I used 1/2 red and 1/2 green)
1 small cucumber, chopped
1 cup frozen corn, thawed 
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Mix dressing together. Chop the chile finely and try to discard some seeds if possible to reduce the heat but keep the flavor.

Mix the veggies together and add the dressing.  Add some of the adobo sauce to taste, I added about a tablespoon. Be sure to taste as it does get spicy.

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  1. Awesome salad! Whenever I'm cooking for an outing I always find it hard to remember to snap pics as well!

  2. had me at chipotle! this sounds like a great salad to share :D

  3. I love that you wrote chipotle followed by chickpea. Two ingredients I really like!

  4. This sounds absolutely delicious, can't wait to make it!

  5. Hi Debbi! That looks so good - I've never had a bean dish quite like that one before!

  6. What a Great mixture of flavors! So glad you shared it with us all on "Made it on Monday"!

  7. I love Bean Salad and anything "chipotle". This is a must-try! Thanks!

  8. This sounds really good! Love chipotle chiles and have to try it.

  9. This sounds fantastic, I'm a sucker for chipoltle and beans.

  10. I missed snapping a shot of some wonderful soup I made the other day. Hate when that happens. I guess I'll have to make it again!

    I'm a huge fan of chipotle... will definitely be saving this recipe!


  11. This sounds delicious! I have been on a chipotle kick lately and anything with black beans and chickpeas I am all over!

  12. Sounds super...chipotles add such a great flavor to everything.

  13. Debbi, your recipes always floor me! I might be making this for a party tonight! :) Thanks for bringing to Friday Potluck - and adding some zip to it. :)

  14. Love chipotle. Another great recipe I can't wait to try.

  15. Hi Debbi,
    What a great dressing for this great salad! Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come back soon,
    Miz Helen