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Black Bean Salad with Lime Dressing

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4

An energizing salad, side or main dish. Adapted from www.StrongWomen.com. MORE + LESS -

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*

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert 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 Facts

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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