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help me salvage this please!

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Twinklestar2 Mon 28-Mar-16 19:31:26

I made a bean salad with

Cucumber
Tomatoes
Spring onions
Chickpeas
some pink beans that look like kidney beans but not as dark
Added olive oil and chilli
Salt and pepper

It's rank confused

What can I turn it into so I don't waste all the ingrediants?! I have a slow cooker... Can I just throw it in there will tin of toms and some spices and make it into a bean chilli?

PurpleDaisies Mon 28-Mar-16 19:32:56

What's rank about it? If you pick the cucumber out you do have plenty of things that wouldn't be out of place in a chilli there.

Twinklestar2 Mon 28-Mar-16 19:51:51

It doesn't taste like the one I get from m and s blush

MrsWembley Mon 28-Mar-16 20:11:59

Is it dressing that's the problem or any of the individual ingredients?

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 28-Mar-16 20:14:26

It sounds fine to me so we really need to know what you don't like about it.

OhForCodsHake Mon 28-Mar-16 20:14:59

A bit of brown sugar might just help to lift it. The supermarket bean salads do tend to be quite sweet. A bit of balsamic could also add sweetness and a little tang.

AwkwardSquad Mon 28-Mar-16 20:15:58

Can't see how it could be rank, with those ingredients, even if it's not quite what you wanted. Try adding a good squeeze of lime juice and some fresh herbs, if you have any. Coriander would work.

youdontknowmebut Mon 28-Mar-16 20:16:41

Fresh Mint or a little mint sauce?

Twinklestar2 Wed 30-Mar-16 10:51:49

Great ideas, thank you! I think a bit of balsamic and mint would have gone down well. I have made it into a chilli now though :D

Pantah630 Wed 30-Mar-16 12:06:02

Lemon juice and up the salt and pepper ratio, fresh ground pepper and sea/rock salt not table salt. Fresh coriander, mint or parsley if you've got some.

Tommy Wed 30-Mar-16 12:06:55

Feta cheese, squeeze of lemon juice

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