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Black Bean Salad with Lime Dressing

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Black Bean Salad with Lime Dressing
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4
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An energizing salad, side or main dish. Adapted from www.StrongWomen.com.

Ingredients

Salad

1
can (15 oz) black beans
1/2
cup diced red onions
1/2
cup diced green or red bell pepper
1/2
jalapeño pepper, cored, seeded and minced (if desired)
1/2
cup quartered grape or cherry tomatoes
1
avocado, diced
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (if desired)

Dressing

1/4
cup fresh lime juice
1
teaspoon sherry vinegar
1/2
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste*

Directions

  • 1 Drain the beans, rinse them very briefly under cold water, and drain again. Transfer them to a bowl, add onion, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper (if using), tomato, avocado, and cilantro, and toss lightly.
  • 2 Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well mixed. Add the dressing to the bean mixture and stir gently.
  • 3 Cover the salad and allow the flavors to blend for 1 to 2 hours in the refrigerator. Bring the salad back to room temperature before serving.
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Tips  

* Nutrition was calculated using 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Beans are a rich source of soluble fiber and protein.

Adapted from Strong Women Eat Well (2001) by Miriam Nelson and Judith Knipe, and from www.StrongWomen.com

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
80
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
(
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Potassium
690mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
(
Dietary Fiber
10g
40%
,
Sugars
5g
)
Protein
10g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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