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Kidney Bean Salad With Walnuts And Cilantro


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  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 7 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cans kidney beans - (15 to 16 oz ea) rinsed, drained
  • 1 medium red onion finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro plus
  • additional for garnish
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • Additional chopped walnuts


Servings 10


Step 1

Toast cumin in skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Whisk vinegar and oil in bowl to combine.

Combine kidney beans, onion, 1 1/2 cups walnuts, and 1/2 cup chopped cilantro in large bowl. Add vinegar and oil mixture. Crumble cumin seeds between fingers and add to bean mixture. Toss gently to blend; season with salt and pepper. Let salad stand at room temperature for 2 hours. (Can be made 6 hours ahead; refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.)

Line and fill large bowl with lettuce leaves. Spoon salad into bowl. Garnish salad with additional cilantro and walnuts and serve.

This recipe yields 10 servings.

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