Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.




Bean and Cilantro Salad

Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes Copycat Recipe

Serves 6-8


1 (15.5 oz) can garbanzo beans
1  (15.5 oz)can red beans
1 (15.5 oz) can black beans
1/4 cup diced red onions
1/8 cup chopped fresh cilantro (compressed in a cup)
1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeno peppers (more if you like)

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Rinse and drain all beans. Add onions, cilantro and jalapenos. Add dressing and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours to let the flavors blend.

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