2 in 1 (Chick Pea/Red Bean Chipotle Salad & Healthy Tuna Salad)

imageChick Pea/ Red Bean Chipotle Salad


1 15.5 oz can chick peas, (drained  and rinsed well)

1 15.5 oz can red bean (drained and rinsed well)

1 small red onion, sliced very thinly

1 medium cucumber, chopped

1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped coarsely

3 Tbsp.olive oil

1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar

1 piece Chipotle pepper in Adobo sauce, (seeded and chopped finely with your gloved hands)

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste


Whisk together vinegar, olive oil, garlic powder, onion and chopped Chipotle peppers in a huge bowl, once well blended, add the rest of the ingredients, stir and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, refrigerate till ready to serve.


Healthy Tuna Salad


3-4 Tbsp. mayonnaise

1 large celery stalk, chopped

4 small red radishes, sliced

1/2 Granny Smith (green) apple, seeded and cubed

2-3 Tbsp. minced fresh  cilantro

1/4 cup chopped walnuts (lightly toasted)


Mix the tuna and remaining ingredients in a bowl very well. Cover with saran wrap and

refrigerate until ready to serve.


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