Quick post: This salad is tasty and super healthy for you. I thought of adding seeded/de-ribbed jalapeno to this, but I chickened out. I did add red onion to this, and those can be quite “spicy” sometimes – especially raw. It adds a nice bite to the mix, but if you like more heat add more cayenne pepper. Thanks for reading, enjoy!
Black Bean Confetti Salad – adapted from Smitten Kitchen
This works equally well as a small salad–even tossed with salad greens for more
bulk–or alongside salsa fresca for scooping up with a tortilla chip.
- 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and well-rinsed
- 4 bell peppers, a mix of colors, chopped into a small dice
- 1/2 super-large or 1 medium white onion, chopped into a small dice
- Juice of one lime
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
- Optional: If you’re the kind of person who loves cilantro, it’s a great match for this salad.
Mix beans, bell peppers and white onion in a large bowl. In a separate, smaller
bowl, whisk remaining ingredients into a vinaigrette. Ideally, you’ll have a 1/2
cup of dressing. Pour it over the bean mixture, toss it well and adjust
seasonings to taste.