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Pinto Bean Salad

Pinto Bean Salad
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  • 7-8 ServingsServings


  • 15- ounce can or 2 cups cooked pinto beans
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 bunch green onions
  • 3/4 cup shredded colby and monterey jack or cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat-free thousand island dressing Lettuce
  • Optional: Fresh or canned, chopped green chilies Bacon bits



1 Drain pinto beans in a sieve or colander. Wash, clean and slice green onions, fine.
2  Combine pinto beans, celery, green onions and cheese in a serving bowl.
3 Stir in dressing to thoroughly moisten, adding more dressing and salt as desired.
4  Refrigerate, covered. Serve cold on a lettuce leaf.
5 Optional: Add fresh or canned green chilies. Garnish with bacon bits.
6  Substitute mayonnaise or salad dressing for a milder salad.
7 Store-bought chili dressing or chili powder added to mayo or salad dressing could be substituted for the green chilies to make a Chili Pinto Bean Salad.