Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Black Bean Salad

I've had this recipe for probably about ten years now.  I usually make it and serve as a side to a mexican dish or eat it as a salsa with chips.  But since I'm looking for easy fresh things to make that don't require the oven, I thought I'd try it as a main dish salad.  I didn't take pictures but it was pretty yummy.  Here's the recipe:
1 or 2 (I used 1 because I wanted less beans and more dressing for this dish) 15 oz cans black beans drained and rinsed.
1 cup corn ( I steamed a fresh cob of corn and then cut the kernals off.  Yum)
1 red bell pepper chopped (I didn't have bell pepper so I chopped a tomato)
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic minced
3 or 4 green onions chopped
1/4 cup cilantro chopped
1/8 tsp. cayenne (or more, I like it with a kick)
1/4 tstp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
mix all together and chill until serving.

I sliced up some leftover grilled steak and put in the mixture while chilling.
Then I served it over some mixed greens and had some tortilla chips on the side.

It would be great with grilled chicken also.  Some chopped avacado would be yummy too.

Try it, you just might like it!


grandma said...

It sounds good for the hot weather. I'll try it.

Shannon Baker said...

Yum! I'm totally making this!

Joey said...

Yum, I want some right now.

Bev said...

This does sound good, I'll be making this soon.