Black Bean Salad

Black bean salad is probably one of my favorite salads. It is light enough to eat as a side dish and hearty enough to pair with chicken or steak for a meal. The best part is that you can keep it in the fridge for a couple of days. The trick is to chop your veggies pretty thick so they do not get soggy the next day.

Black beans are a great snack because they are full of fiber and help keep you full longer. Plus, they are packed with potassium, folate, vitamin B6 and help lower your cholesterol!

I have tried a variety of flavored olive oils and vinegar, my favorite combination was roasted red onion and cilantro olive oil and plain apple cider vinegar. I hope that you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 – Can Black Beans – Rinsed & Drained

1/2 Purple Onion – Diced

1 Ear of Corn – You Can Use Either Fresh or Frozen

1 Red Bell Pepper – Diced

Jalapeno – seeded & Diced (Make Sure You Get All Of The Seeds Out! – Speaking From Experience 😉 )

1/4 Cup Cilantro – Rinsed, Dried & Chopped

4 TBSP. Olive Oil

3 TBSP. Vinegar

Salt & Pepper

DIRECTIONS

In  a bowl mix together the olive oil, vinegar, salt & pepper. Taste and adjust as necessary. In a separate bowl, mix together all of the other ingredients. Make sure that your black beans have had a chance to drain well or the salad will be soggy. After mixing veggies and black beans, carefully fold in the dressing. This salad will keep well in the fridge for a few days.

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