This is my black bean salad of goodness recipe! It’s super delish and healthy which is a perk!
I love all types of salads but this black bean salad is super scrumptious! This isn’t going to be a long post because of the simplistic nature of the recipe.
Now I’m going to talk about black beans. I love them. I think I got my love for them so many years ago, when I started making a black bean soup. I won’t get into what was in the soup because that’s for a later post. But, the reason I bring up the soup is to say that I indeed love black beans.
Okay, over a month ago I decided to try the slow carb diet. I read a book about it and thought, hey, if this really works, I can lose some weight easily.
Here’s the premise: You eat protein, vegetables and beans at every meal. They allow beans because even though they are a carbohydrate, it takes longer for them to leave your system. I liked the thought of this diet because you get to cheat and eat anything you want one day a week.
So, protein, vegetables and beans at every meal. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Are you getting that?
Eating Beans at every meal makes me say Glurg
I followed this diet for over 6 weeks and where I did lose around 10 pounds, I started to develop a dislike for beans.
NOOOOOOOOOO! Not my lovely beans.
Christopher tried it for a few days and then he decided the diet wasn’t for him, but I rallied on. I thought that it wasn’t too bad for the first few weeks.
Fast forward 6 weeks and I the thought of putting a forkful of beans into this reluctant mouth, made me want to scream out “GLURG!”
I started to say it every time I shoveled some onto my plate.
I reached the pinnacle of glurgdom!
Yes, I coined that word for how my beans were making me feel and I still say glurg for things I don’t want to have or like.
I have since stopped that diet.
Thankfully, this delicious recipe was conceived before I got to critical glurg mass.
It was delicious to eat and I enjoyed it immensely. And now that a few weeks have passed since I stopped that diet, I can finally look at the recipe without saying… well, you know.
In fact, the salad is looking real good to me.
No more glurg.
A few other salad recipes:
So on to the recipe of the black bean salad of goodness
Here are most of the ingredients. I gather the tomatoes, black beans, cilantro, purple onion, yellow bell pepper and peas!
The first thing I do, is cook a cup of frozen peas in some boiling water so they can cool off before I add them to the salad. You can use a can of peas if you like, but I like the frozen ones better.
I open a can of black beans, rinse and drain them before I dump them into a medium sized stainless steel mixing bowl.
Next, I cut up a tomato into little chunks, dice the yellow pepper, purple onion and mince the cilantro. I add them along with the cooled peas to the bowl.
I juice a lime and add it to the bowl along with a little salt and pepper.
Now for the last two ingredients, some olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Time to take my rubber spatula and mix it all together.
Serving the black beans salad of goodness
I grab a bowl and scrape the salad into it.
Christopher wants some of the salad NOW so I spoon it out into some serving bowls to stop his whining. 😉
Doesn’t that look yummy?
It does to me. No glurg here! Not anymore!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.
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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
- 15 ounces black beans 1 can, rinsed and drained
- 1 tomato diced
- 3/4 cup frozen peas cooked and cooled
- 1/3 cup purple onion diced
- 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro minced
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/16 teaspoon pepper
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Boil water for the peas, once done, set in the peas in the refrigerator for faster cooling
Open a can of beans, rinse and drain. Place beans in a medium mixing bowl
Add the rest of the ingredients including the cooled peas
Mix with a rubber spatula until all the flavors meld
Serve in a nice bowl, it makes a very pretty dish
Spoon some bean mixture into little bowls
Don't say glurg