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Colorful Black Bean Salad Recipe
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Colorful Black Bean Salad Recipe

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Cherry tomatoes and yellow pepper add splashes of color this black bean salad. "I like to let it stand for at least 15 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to blend," suggests Laurie Mace of Los Osos, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium sweet yellow or green pepper, julienned
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 137 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 480 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat


  1. In a salad bowl, combine the beans, tomatoes, yellow pepper, onions and cilantro. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine dressing ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over vegetables and toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Black Bean Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p42

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"My whole family really likes this salad. I have taken the salad to work pot lucks and it was well liked there also."

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"A wonderful summer salad. I have been making this salad, with my garden's help, since I found this recipe in 2002. I lost all my Quick Cooking magazines, this website is an excellent resource for me."

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