A while back I read a blog with a recipe, really good cheap eats, or something like that. The recipe was Tuna 3 Bean Salad. I had to tweak it a little, changed the tuna to canned chicken and replaced the vinegar with lime juice and omitted the yellow onion. I used canned chick peas, pink beans and black beans. It turned out pretty good and it was pretty with the different colored beans so I decided to make it again. This time I bought dry beans instead of canned beans.

First you soak the beans, boil for two minutes and soak for an hour, since its the same for all the beans I thought I would do them together. What could it hurt?

Let me tell what happens when you soak chick peas, pink beans and black beans together. The chick peas and pink beans absorb the color from the black beans, so you end up with green chick peas and grey pink beans. It goes from being a pretty multicolored dish to a dull grey looking mess. I’m pretty sure it tastes the same, but the next time I make it I will cook the beans separately and take pictures along with providing the directions.