Black Bean Salad Recipe

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From Iowa City, Iowa, Peg Kenkel-Thomsen notes, "This salad goes wonderfully with chicken and Mexican main dishes and is great when you need something quick for a potluck," Make it for small change—a mere 43¢ per serving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups salsa
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or cilantro

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving equals 93 calories, 453 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 16 gm carbohydrate, 6 gm protein, 1 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Chill for 15 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Black Bean Salad in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p37

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2009

"What a great way to sneak in some protein. Simple, easy, fast, tasty; can't ask for more!"

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