Thursday, September 30, 2010

Recipes From You: Black Bean Salad

My sister in laws and mom in law have been swapping recipes, and I thought I would throw this one in that my sister in law gave me. Which by the way, is raising one of the healthiest families I know. She is always giving her kids incredible dishes that are fresh and healthy-and if that doesn't convince you how healthy she is-her kids LOVE and crave vegetables...I've honestly never heard of it, but she's done it:)

Black Bean Salad Recipe
1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, thoroughly rinsed, and drained (or 1 1/2 cup of freshly cooked black beans)
1 1/2 cups frozen corn, defrosted (or fresh corn, parboiled, drained and cooled)
1/2 cup chopped green onions or shallots
2 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced, or 1 whole pickled jalapeño pepper, minced (not seeded)
3 fresh plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 avocado, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
2 Tbsp lime juice (about the amount of juice from one lime)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of sugar (to taste)-(i used splenda and it tasted just as great)
Salt and pepper to taste

Make sure to rinse and drain the beans, if you are using canned beans.
In a large bowl, combine the beans, corn, onions, jalapeno chile peppers, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, basil, lime juice and olive oil. Add sugar and salt and pepper to taste. (The sugar will help balance the acidity from the tomatoes and lime juice.) Chill before serving.
Serves 6 to 8.

(Thanks so much Liz! I LOVED this salad!)


whitney blane said...

that looks so delicious! Now i have to decide between this and an egg tahini salad recipe i found for hard to choose!!

Elizabeth said...

Ha! You are funny, and we do LOVE this salad. I am craving it now! My kids are good eaters, but sometimes I just give today the girls had donuts for lunch (probably 4 each). Oh well!

Anonymous said...

yep it is me again (candice marsh) just loving your blog... how did i forget you had such a wealth of information? we sure did make this and loved it.... i even added some quinoa to be cool and popular and it was the best thing ever. i honestly was full after 1/2 cup. thank you fiber! THANKS SO VERY MUCH!