February 11, 2010

15-Minute Black Bean Salad

Posted in Food, Health, Recipes tagged , at 8:25 am by Liliana

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

This salad recipe is great to keep in your refrigerator for a ready-made healthy meal or snack. Beans are a great source of dietary fiber. One serving of this Black Bean Salad provides 33% of the daily value for this important nutrient. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup minced onion
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 TBS pumpkin seeds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Directions (Serves 4 ):

1. Mince onions and press garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting benefits.

2. Mix all ingredients together and serve. This salad will keep for a couple of days and gets more flavorful if you let it marinate in the refrigerator for awhile.