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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 Recipe

Peppers, onion, and a lime juice-spiked tomato sauce make this Caribbean Red Bean Salad anything but ordinary!
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Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Latin
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 215kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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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

  • In the bottom of a large bowl, whisk together the tomato paste, lime juice, oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the beans, peppers, onion, and cilantro and fold into the dressing.
  • Refrigerate overnight before serving for best results.
Nutrition Facts
Caribbean Red Bean Salad Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
215
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
12
g
Sodium
 
145
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Anetta

Hi, I'm Anetta! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel stories from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. I believe that food brings us together as much as it sets us apart. Be brave, try something new!

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