Friday, December 2, 2011

Black Bean Confetti Salad

I don't know if I should really call this "confetti" salad as I was silly and bought only red bell peppers, instead of a mix of red, orange and yellow. But I trust that you will have more foresight than me and will get a colourful mix! But regardless of the lack of confetti spirit, this is a really delicious salad. I love the flavour, with the lime, cumin, and cilantro. It makes a TON so I would recommend halving it unless you have a lot of people to feed. We ate it as a salad on its own, and also stuffed it into quesadillas with cheese and tomato paste. I know I talk a lot about disliking beans, but this is one of the ways that I love them.

I'm submitting this salad to Ricki's Wellness Weekend.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Spicy Potato & Corn Salad
Rainbow Rice and Beans
Mediterranean Pepper Salad

Black Bean Confetti Salad
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and well-rinsed
4 bell peppers, a mix of colors, chopped into a small dice
1 medium onion, chopped into a small dice
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Juice of two limes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup

Mix beans, bell peppers, onion and cilantro in a large bowl. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk remaining ingredients into a vinaigrette. Ideally, you’ll have a 1/2 cup of dressing. Pour it over the bean mixture, toss it well and adjust seasonings to taste.


Ricki said...

It still looks pretty! And sounds delish. Thanks for submitting to WW this week! :)

Joanne said...

Red peppers are my favorites anyway. I totally would have chosen a whole salad full of htem over a colorful salad!

Johanna GGG said...

glad to see there are boundaries on your bean dislike - I love the sound of this in cheesy quesadillos

grace said...

this definitely qualifies as confetti-fied. unlike you, i LOVE all beans all the time, and this is still one of my favorite ways to eat them. i like the maple syrup touch!

Lucy @ Lucyeats said...

Sure looks confetti-ey to me. They sound great in quesadillas!