Bean and Veggie Salad with Cumin Dressing

Happy Labor Weekend all! I hope everyone is having a fun and amazing summer. I’ve been canning and freezing up a storm from my garden, but it’s always worth it when the days become shorter and colder. Brrrrrrrrr.

Thought I’d share one of my easiest salad recipes with you this holiday weekend. I’m not even going to try and give you measurements on this because it’s different every single time I make it. The only constants are the cilantro, cumin, cider vinegar and olive oil. There are always beans, veggies, garlic, and onion involved, but the beans, veggies and even the onion vary, depending on what I have on hand or what I’m in the mood for.

Give it a whirl and see what you think!


Bean and Veggie Salad with Cilantro, Cumin and Cider Vinegar Dressing Recipe

  • beans of your choice (I personally love to mix them – black beans, garbanzo beans, dark red kidney beans, etc.)
  • diced veggies of your choice
  • minced garlic
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • ground cumin
  • cider vinegar
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Toss the beans, veggies, garlic and cilantro together in a large bowl. Sprinkle on some ground cumin, to taste. (remember, you can always add more, so go easy at first) Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle on a bit of olive oil and cider vinegar. You just want to coat everything well, without drowning it all. Toss everything well – best when it sits at least an hour.

As a side note, using a great cider vinegar here is worth it. I highly recommend Bragg‘s  which can be found at most markets and grocery stores. It’s organic, live and raw, so it’s very good for you.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend! Bon Appetit!

9 thoughts on “Bean and Veggie Salad with Cumin Dressing

  1. Stephanie albers says:

    Just wondered if you got my email about giving you pennerials from my garden? Your salad looks marvelous.

    • Lesley at Lola Rugula says:

      Hi Stephanie – we did NOT get your email, though goodness knows if you sent it to my husband it got lost in his pages and pages of junk mail. 🙂 If you’ll message me on my Facebook page at, I will give you his or my number to call or message us. Thank you so much! 🙂

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