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3/4 cup salsa
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 green pepper, diced
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained


In a large bowl, combine salsa, cilantro, vinegar, olive oil, green pepper, red onion and beans. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, stirring occasionally during chilling time.

Kathleen Little, Milan

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