Caribbean Red Bean Salad

Peppers, onion, and a lime juice-spiked tomato sauce make this Caribbean Red Bean Salad anything but ordinary!

Peppers, onion, and a lime juice-spiked tomato sauce make this Caribbean Red Bean Salad anything but ordinary!

By far my favorite day in Cartagena was the day I spent at Playa Blanca.

White sand beaches, pina coladas, and an Island-style lunch made the excursion both relaxing and memorable!

5 Reasons Why You Need to Drop Everything and Go to Cartagena: With warm Caribbean beaches, a lively nightlife scene, and historic Colonial charm, Cartagena has something for everyone!

Of all the things I ate in Colombia, one of the dishes that stands out the most to me was a bean salad I ate while visiting Playa Blanca.

The ingredients seemed pretty simple, but for whatever reason it just worked! I decided to re-create the recipe at home and share it with you all right here on the blog.

I give you:

Caribbean Red Bean Salad!

Peppers, onion, and a lime juice-spiked tomato sauce make this Caribbean Red Bean Salad anything but ordinary!

The trick to this salad is making it ahead of time and letting it hang out for a day or so. The dressing needs a bit of time to soak into the beans and peppers.

When I had this in Colombia, there were twice as many beans in it. Since I just got back from vacation, I’m watching what I eat (for once), so I upped the veggie content instead.

Peppers, onion, and a lime juice-spiked tomato sauce make this Caribbean Red Bean Salad anything but ordinary!

I love the crunch from the peppers and onions!

Peppers, onion, and a lime juice-spiked tomato sauce make this Caribbean Red Bean Salad anything but ordinary!

Here’s the Recipe!

Caribbean Red Bean Salad

Caribbean Red Bean Salad

Peppers, onion, and a lime juice-spiked tomato sauce make this Caribbean Red Bean Salad anything but ordinary!

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14 ounce) can red beans
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/8 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. In the bottom of a large bowl, whisk together the tomato paste, lime juice, oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add the beans, peppers, onion, and cilantro and fold into the dressing.
  3. Refrigerate overnight before serving for best results.

Nutrition

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215|Total Fat: 14g|Saturated Fat: 2g|Trans Fat: 0g|Unsaturated Fat: 12g|Cholesterol: 0mg|Sodium: 145mg|Carbohydrates: 20g|Fiber: 4g|Sugar: 6g|Protein: 5g|

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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Peppers, onion, and a lime juice-spiked tomato sauce make this Caribbean Red Bean Salad anything but ordinary!

November 23, 2015 | Last Updated on December 11, 2020 by Linda

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