This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans. All opinions are (as always) completely my own.
Bush Brothers beans are the ultimate versatile ingredient for creative recipes. <-- I firmly stand by that statement. Beans are so great to keep on hand for last-minute meal needs. They have been life-savers for us in this 90-100 degree weather (plus, NO AC! Hotter in than out!). A lot of our dinners lately have been made outside on the grill... if it requires the stove, it probably won't get made. And in the event that we decide to use the stove, it gets so hot that you lose your appetite anyway. That's no fun. So, my husband and I have been working on lots of none cooking side dishes to help us survive this Colorado heat-wave. We're SOOOOO close to "monsoon season" as it's called. Monsoon season is that time of year that Colorado gets SLAMMED with rain storms. I mean, scattered, hard, crazy, unpredictable until it's on top of you, rain. (I got caught in one last summer trying to drive the last 30 minutes home... 3 lanes of one way traffic and nobody could even make out where their white lines were. You just drove & prayed... a lot.. my hands were literally sore the next day from gripping the steering wheel so hard, you guys! SCARY! CRAZY!). But, until monsoon season gets here and cools us down, we'll be eating our non cooked sides. A lot of those sides involve beans - such a versatile little thing, the bean. A new favorite recipe of ours, is the easy summer salad I'm sharing below. To make this you will need:
Bush’s Garbonzo beans
Chop up your onion, your tomatoes, and your cucumber.
Simply toss in some olives, garbonzo beans, feta cheese and add some italian dressing. Mix and toss and serve. SO yummy. AND, the best part?! I didn’t break a sweat while making it! Woooooo! Yay! That’s a huge relief, really.
You could also try adding some grilled chicken to this to make a whole meal out of it, or throw it on a wrap with grilled chicken! Yum! I’m making myself hungry just thinking about this. I would literally sit and eat this as a meal itself. I love that it’s so easy to stretch your food budget by adding beans to meals, you guys. Grab yours from Walmart like I did and let me know how you like this once you make it. Be sure to check out the hashtag #MyBestWithBushBeans on your social media channels for other tasty recipes and tips.