Kai Restaurant's 3 Sisters Bean Bowl
Kai Restaurant's 3 Sisters Bean Bowl

This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 4
  • Start to Finish: less than 1 hour
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Cook: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 328
  • 423mg Sodium
  • 38g Carbs
  • 2g Fiber
  • 15g Fat
  • 3g Saturated Fat
  • 23g Sugars
  • 11g Protein
  • 141mg Calcium
  • 3mg Iron

A medley with real zing, this dish easily becomes a meal when served over a big bed of greens. At Kai, the chef makes this dish with tepary beans, which are similar to the kidney beans called for in this recipe.


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced shallot
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white or red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 zucchini squash, diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced Mexican Oaxaca cheese (or fresh mozzarella)
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1/4 packedcup basil leaves, cut into thin ribbons
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place corn kernels in a small bowl and toss with 1/2 tablespoon oil. Scatter corn on prepared baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
2. Whisk together remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons oil with vinegar, shallot, and garlic in a large salad bowl. Add roasted corn to bowl along with beans, zucchini, yellow and red bell peppers, cheese, chives, and basil. Gently toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently toss again and serve.

*Nutritional information includes 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.

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