Black Bean Salad

Personally I love this and make many different versions of it. Every time I bring this to a gathering, it’s a hit. I always go home with a list of email addresses so that I can forward the recipe. It’s so fresh and packed with flavor.         

    

Ingredients:

1 25oz can black beans  (no/ low sodium)
½  to ¾ c finely chopped red pepper
½ c finely chopped orange pepper
½ c finely chopped red onion
1 c sweet white corn (frozen is fine)
½ c finely chopped fresh cilantro
½ c finely chopped fresh parsley

Any of these options go really well, so don’t be afraid to mix and match according to your tastes.

1/4 c crazins and or raisins
½ – ¾ c finely chopped pineapple can also pour in sm amt of the juice
½ tsp ground cumin or more to taste
1 clove minced/ finely chopped fresh garlic
½ cup chopped cherry tomatoes
½ c chopped fresh zucchini
Finely chopped jalapeno ( if you like it w/touch of spice or hot!)
1/2 c walnuts or sunflower seeds

Some suggested uses:

Eat as is as a healthy snack
Enjoy with a healthy scooping chip
Make it your main meal
Put in a tortilla w/ a small  amount of  cheese/alternative and or sliced chicken for a delicious quesadilla
Stuff a pita pocket for a nice healthy lunch

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