Black Bean Salad Recipe

Black Bean Salad
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DishMain Ingredient


 Dried black beans1⁄2 Pound, sorted of debris and rinsed
 Water2 Quart
 Ground red pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Red bell pepper1 , stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
 Diagonally sliced green onions1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Red wine vinegar2 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Chopped cilantro1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Cilantro sprig1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 852 Calories from Fat 35

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.4%

Saturated Fat 0.95 g4.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 440.9 mg18.4%

Total Carbohydrates 157 g52.3%

Dietary Fiber 41 g164.1%

Sugars 12.3 g

Protein 52 g104.5%

Vitamin A 171.9% Vitamin C 346.4%

Calcium 35.2% Iron 78.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In a 4- to 5-quart pan, combine beans, water, and 1/4 teaspoon of the ground red pepper; bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until beans are tender to bite (about 1 1/2 hours); drain.
Rinse until water runs clear and beans are cool (about 3 minutes).
Drain well.
In a large bowl, mix beans with bell pepper, green onions, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon peel, chopped cilantro, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper.
Season to taste with salt.
If made ahead, cover and refrigerate for up to a day.
Garnish with cilantro sprigs.