Three Bean & Avocado Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

"Avocados contain healthy fats that your body needs, beans are known as a “magical fruit” jam packed with protein and fiber, eat them together in this feel good salad to replenish and refuel after a long day." -C Martgreen

Beretta

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Red Beans
  • 1 Can Black Beans
  • 1 Can Garbanzo Beans
  • 1 Lemon, zest and juice
  • 4 Tablespoons Basil flavored Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • Red Chili Flakes, for garnish

 Directions:

  • Before you get started, wash your hands with warm water and soap.
  • Drain and rinse all beans with cool water, place in a large bowl.
  • For the dressing, zest the rind of the lemon and set the zest aside.
  • Place a strainer over a medium bowl and juice the lemon (no seeds allowed in the dressing).
  • Add the basil olive oil, extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, and black pepper to the lemon juice and whisk lightly.
  • Poor the dressing over the beans and mix well.
  • Plate a portion of the Three Bean salad.
  • Cut avocado in half, pit the avocado, and peal skin off gently.
  • Slice avocado into ½‘’ slices and place on top of beans.
  • Sprinkle a little lemon zest and red chili flakes atop the avocado and beans.
  • Eat, savor the flavors, and enjoy!