An easy no cook side that is budget and vegetarian friendly, sign me up. I don’t love spending hours in the kitchen cooking on a nice summer day when I could be outside soaking up some of beautiful weather. Easy sides to go with grilled meats make it a great summer dinner.
I think this took me less than 10 minutes to prep, chop an onion and the cilantro, open up 4 cans, rinse and drain and I was good to go.
1 can black beans
1 can chickpeas
1 can cannelini beans
1 can kidney beans
1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1/4 of a large red onion finely diced
3 ounces of crumbled feta
1/4 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 large lemon
1 tbsp cumin
Pinch of red pepper flakes
In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, red pepper flakes. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine rinsed and drained beans, cilantro, feta, red onion and salt/pepper. Pour dressing over the top and serve immediately or after being chilled for a few hours.
I prefer this chilled for a few hours so the beans have time to soak up the dressing and be coated with feta. So fresh and yummy.