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Santa Fe Black Bean Salad

Prep time
10 mins
Side dishes | Salads
Co-op Advantage Program


A tasty accompaniment for grilled foods, or serve with warm tortillas for a light summer meal.


2 ccooked black beans or one 15-oz can (drain if using canned beans)
1 ccooked corn kernels
1⁄2 cgreen bell pepper, diced
1⁄2 cred bell pepper, diced
1⁄2 cred onion, finely diced
1⁄4 cfresh lime juice
1⁄4 cvegetable oil
2 Tfresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 tground cumin
1⁄2 tsalt
1⁄4 tcayenne pepper or to taste, optional


Combine oil, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk to make the dressing. Add beans and prepared vegetables and fold in with a spatula until coated with dressing. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes for best flavor, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding a little more lime juice to kick up the flavor if desired.