I have always assumed that if I make a recipe correctly that I will like the taste no matter what. I was wrong! And this recipe makes a huge amount of food, so I will still be eating this, despite not liking it. I'm not sure where I went wrong... But this is the first recipe out of my new favorite book (PETA's Vegan College Cookbook) that failed me.
"Open-a-Can Bean Salad"
-1 can black beans
-1 can garbanzo beans/chickpeas
-1 can black-eyed peas
-1 can corn
-1 can tomatoes with onion and garlic
-1 teaspoon chives, chopped
-4 oz. Italian dressing
Drain and rinse all beans and the corn. Mix all ingredients in one bowl. Makes 4 servings.
Okay... I skipped the chives, but I'm pretty sure that's not why I don't like this. I'm not sure what the problem is, since I love all of these ingredients. Although I had never tried black-eyed peas, so I guess that could be the gross flavor that I don't like. Hmmm...
I have a GIANT bowl of this stuff in my fridge, and I don't like it, but I don't want to waste all of this. So I will try to get creative. Mix some with rice or cous-cous, make a soup with vegetable broth, mix with pasta and ragu. I'm sure that there are ways to save these (usually delicious) beans.
Do you have any other ideas? How do you not waste recipes that you don't like?
***edited to update: I rinsed them off, and it's still disgusting. I think that it's the canned tomatoes that taste bad to me. :-( I will still try to salvage what's left tonight was a soup (mixing half of the beans with a bunch of vegetable broth and pepper) and some pasta (mixing the other half of the beans with pasta and ragu).