BUSH’S Three Bean Confetti Salsa

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What food will provide an abundance of protein, fiber and starch for minimal cost? Hint: Most Americans forget to incorporate them into meals on a regular basis, but these nutritional powerhouses are truly unsung heroes for health, weight management and managing food budget. The answer is pulses. Side dishes, like the salsa below from BUSH'S Beans, are an easy and tasty way to begin incorporating pulses into meals regularly. Especially during the summer months!

Recipe featured on Western Mass News on 7/12/16. Check out www.bushbeans.com for an abundant of beautiful, delicious bean recipes.

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1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Rinse fresh produce.

3. In a small bowl, combine garlic, red wine vinegar and mustard. Let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk in oil in a slow, steady stream. Set aside.

4. Place beans, corn, red pepper, chilies, red onion and cilantro in a medium bowl. Toss gently with dressing.

5. Fold in avocado and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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